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Survey of English Place-Names

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Clewsgate

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • Clewsgate 1577 Terrier
  • Cluese gate 1606 Terrier
  • Cluesgate 1606 Terrier 1625 Terrier 1721 Terrier
  • cluesgate 1611 Terrier
  • clousegate 1611 Terrier
  • Clewes gate 1638 Terrier
  • Clues-gate 1679 Terrier

Etymology

Clewsgate 1577, Cluese gate 1606, Cluesgate 1606, 1625, 1721, cluesgate,clousegate 1611, Clewes gate 1638, Clues-gate 1679(probably from the ME  surn.Clewe, quoted by Reaney s.n. Clough, and gata)