Langcliffe - The long cliff (Old English)
Langstrothdale - The valley with a long stretch of marsh overgrown with brushwood (Old English + Old Norse/Old English)
Leyburn - The stream in the woodland clearing (Old English)
Linton - The farm where flax is grown (Old English)
Litton - The farm on the hill slope (Old Norse + Old English)
Littondale - The valley with the farm on a hill slope (Old Norse + Old Norse/Old English)
Long Preston - The priest's farmstead (Old English), 'Long' was added to distinguish this from other 'Prestons', which refers to its linear development.
Lonsdale - Valley of the River Lune (Old Norse/Old English), attached to Burton and Thornton to avoid confusion with other places bearing these common names.
Lunds - The small wood or grove (Old Norse)
Lune, River - Possibly the healthy or full river, connected with the Welsh 'Ilawn' (full) or the Irish 'slan' (healthy)
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