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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Cloffocks

Historical Forms

  • Fyt Cloffhow
  • Two Clofocks 1660 CWv 1723
  • High Cloffock, Middle and Low Cloffocks 1749 LowtherW
  • High and Low Cloffock 1793 H


Ekwall (ScandCelts 24) compares with this name that of Clougha (PN La 169), from OE  clōh, 'ravine' and hōh, 'spur.'

Places in the same Parish