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Survey of English Place-Names

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Redcliff Fm, Redcliffe Ctgs

Early-attested site in the Parish of Arne

Historical Forms

  • Radeclive 1256 Cl
  • Redclyffe 1545 Ct 1586 DCMDeed
  • Redclyffe Farme 1624 DCMDeed
  • Redcliff(e) 1554 Hutch3 1811 OS
  • (the) Farme of Redclyf(fe) 1585 Pitt
  • Red Cliff 1826 Gre


Redcliff Fm (SY 932866), Redcliffe Ctgs, Radeclive 1256 Cl, Redclyffe 1545Ct , 1586 DCMDeed, Redclyffe Farme 1624DCMDeed , Redcliff (e )1554 Hutch3, 1811 OS, (the ) Farme of Redclyf (fe )1585Pitt , Red Cliff 1826 Gre, '(at) the red cliff', v. rēad (wk. obl. rēadan ), clif (dat. sg. clife ), so called 'from the red cliff on the banks of the river [the Frome] near which it stands' (Hutch1 126).