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.

Ratcliffe lands

Field in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • Ratcliffe lands 1577 Terrier
  • Ratcliffe medowe 1577 Terrier
  • Ratclife land 1601 Terrier
  • Ratcliffe meadowe 1601 Terrier

Etymology

Ratcliffe lands, Ratcliffe medowe 1577, Ratclife land, Ratcliffe meadowe 1601(named from the Ratcliffe family,cf. M r Ratcliffe 1577)