1) A regional form of ‘leighton’, which meant herb garden originally and then vegetable garden.

It was quite common in minor place-names but apparently remained in use colloquially into the eighteenth century at least: 1308 moildelaghton, Sowerby

1330 ‘a garden called le littilaghton’, Shepley

1583 Mudlaghtonsteede, Almondbury

1617 one little close of meadow in Dwarriden called Laughton Croft otherwise garden Croft, Sheffield

1775 Laighton, a Garden, Halifax.

spellings leighton
dates 1308 1330 1583 1617 1775

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