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.

Shining Cliff

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderwasley

Historical Forms

  • Seyvendeclif (sic) 1298 Ipm
  • Shynyndeclif 1329 Pat
  • S(c)hynyldclif (sic) 1330 QW 1330 Ass
  • Shynyngclyf(f) 1385 DuLa 1415 DuLaMB


Shining Cliff (6″), Seyvendeclif (sic)1298 Ipm, Shynyndeclif 1329 Pat, S (c )hynyldclif (sic)1330 QW, 1330Ass , Shynyngclyf (f )1385DuLa , 1415DuLaMB . 'Shining slope', v. scīnende (n), clif .