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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cliffe Gdn

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA
  • clausis … vocat ' les Clyues 1356 Sher 1382 Sher
  • crofta pastur ' vocat ' les Clyves 1440 Sher
  • Cleve 1461 Sher
  • Cleue 1464 Sher
  • Clyueclos 1464 Sher
  • Clyue ( s ) 1465 Sher 1468 Sher
  • Clyves 1476 Sher
  • Clevys 1495 Sher
  • Cleves 1500 Sher
  • le Clyffe 1548 Weld
  • the Clyffe 1566 Sher
  • the Cliffe 1625 Hutch
  • Cliff 1799 Map

Etymology

Cliffe Gdn(clausisvocat' les Clyues 1356, 1382, crofta pastur' vocat' les Clyves 1440, Cleve 1461, Cleue, Clyueclos 1464, Clyue(s)1465, 1468, Clyves 1476, Clevys 1495, Cleves 1500, le Clyffe 1548, the Clyffe 1566, the Cliffe 1625, Cliff 1799, v. clif(dat.sg. clife)'cliff, bank')