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.

Red Cliff Closes

Other OS name in the Parish of Doncaster

Historical Forms

  • Rawcliff 1475 DoncCrt
  • Redcliff Close 1843 TA


, Rawcliff 1475DoncCrt 58, Redcliff Close 1843TA , ' red bank ' , v. rēad or rauðr , clif ( referring to the bank of the R . Don ) ; on the interchange of OE  rēad and ON  rauðr cf. Rawcliff YN 146 .