English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

The Cliff

Early-attested site in the Parish of Shillingstone

Historical Forms

  • cultura que vocatur Super La Clive c.1270 AddCh
  • super la Clive 1330 15 ib
  • Clift (Coppice) 1838 TA


The Cliff (ST 844104), cultura que vocatur Super La Clive c.1270AddCh , (2 acres) super la Clive 1330 (15) ib , Clift (Coppice )1838TA , v. clif (dat.sg. clife ) 'cliff, bank'; it is beside R. Stour.