English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Wentcliff Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Ferry Fryston


, 1841TA , possibly from wente ' a path, track ' and clif , but since this is a prominent hill with a windmill , the first el . may have been wind , subsequently changed to Went - by analogy from R . Went , Wentbridge , etc . ; the place itself is not near the river Went .