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.

Middle Claydon

Major Settlement in the Parish of Middle Claydon

Historical Forms

  • Claindone 1086 DB
  • Middelcleydon 1242 Fees874
  • Cleydon Cantelou 1320 Pat


So called from its position between East, Bottle and Steeple Claydon. It was a manor of the Cantilupe family.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site