Burleigh: Generic term to decribe a large fellow, tends to elicit the phrase: “ Moind eem a bigun moind” from onlookers in the Gloucester area. Bigun was the first name used, then it developed to just burleigh. So the phrase more recently would be ” Eeem a burleigh eni?” Meaning in both instances: ” He’s a very large fellow is he not?” Frequents the Kingsholm area in the winter months.
A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.
This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.