1) Arable land, often in the town fields, which was left fallow or unploughed.
1545 two leie landes in the nerre Kirkemore, Huddersfield
1590 ‘the third part of a selion called a leye’, Dewsbury
1666 cause to be sett ... upon everie ordinary day ploweing which they ... breake up ... out of the Ley grounde hereby demised twenty sufficient horse loades of lime, Tong
1720 agreed that they neyther Let nor plow up ley three of the last years without sufishent husbrenttrey of muck and lime, Netherthong
1750 will not the three last years plow, grave or rive up any ley ground, Yateholme.