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.

Clinton Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Clinton 1275 IpmR
  • Clynton 1308 Whall 1367 ChRR


Clinton Hill, Clinton 1275 IpmR, Clynton 1308 Whall (p), 1367 ChRR, perhaps 'farm at a rocky hill', v. klint , tūn , but it could also be a hill-name *Klint -dūn 'klint-hill', from dūn , in which the d - of dūn has been assimilated with the -t of klint in the consonant-group -ntd -.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name