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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Farlam

Historical Forms

  • Claschet c.1245,c.1270 Laner
  • Clascot 1603 Map
  • Burne kleskett 1589 ExchKR
  • Cleskett 1832 Boothby


The second element is British *caiton (to 3rd cent.), later, *c ton , later British *c don , PrimW *c d , 'wood.' The first may be glas , 'grey,' but the absence of any spellings with initial g suggest a word equivalent to Welsh  clas in clasdir , 'glebe land.'