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.

South Cliffe

Major Settlement in the Parish of North Cave

Historical Forms

  • Cliue 1086 DB
  • Clif(f), Clyf(f) 1201–4 RegAlb 1259 Ass 1466 NCWills
  • Sud Clif(f) early13th YD
  • Suth(e) Clif(f) 1231 FF 1331 FF
  • South Clif(f) 1303 KF 1523 Test


v. clif and cf. North Cliffe infra 227.Both places are on a long steep bank at the edge of the Wolds.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement