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.

Goldesteclife

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Goldesteclife 1568 Hutch

Etymology

Goldesteclife 1568(a point in the bounds ofGillingham forest on the Motcombe-Shaftesbury boundary, v. clif; thefirst part of the name may represent gold or golde(cf. the st.n. Gold Hillsupra) and ēast'east', but the form may be corrupt)