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Survey of English Place-Names

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Clifford's Mesne

Early-attested site in the Parish of Newent

Historical Forms

  • Cliffords Meend, Cliffords mynde 1749 GR412 1788 ib
  • Cliffords Mine 1830 M


Clifford's Mesne, Cliffords Meend , Cliffords mynde 1749GR 412, 1788 ib 332, Cliffords Mine 1830 M. The final el. is ME  *munede 'forest waste' found in Mitcheldean Meend (218infra ) and other minor names in the Forest of Dean. For Clifford cf. Okle Clifford (infra ).