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.

Claylands

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Cleverlands 1582 Ilch

Etymology

Claylands(possibly to be identified with Cleverlands 1582(18), v. clǣfre'clover', land,but the first el. may be clǣg, cf. Kleiput(te), Cleiput(te), Cleyput(te) 1322–1328, Cleipette 1326,(common called) Claypitts 1582(18), v. pytt)