1) A footpath or narrow way.

It is of Old English origin and occurs quite frequently in minor place-names: c.1275 as far as Rauenestih, Hipperholme

1366 le Wyndmilnestigh, Woolley. There are also early examples as a vocabulary item: 1289 one acre of meadow at le Sty, Habton

1350 le stye a capite de Twonges usque ad le watermilne, Holmfirth. It survived into the modern period: 1699 Bridlestie to the Lock below fleet mill, Rothwell.

dates 1275 1289 1366 1699

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