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.

Clifferdine Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rendcomb

Historical Forms

  • boscum de Cliffordeham 1171–83 AC
  • Cliffordeam Ric1 Ch 1372
  • Cliffordham J Monast


Clifferdine Wood, 1830 M, boscum de Cliffordeham 1171–83 AC, Cliffordeam Ric 1 (1372) Ch, Cliffordham J Monast. 'Homestead or meadow near Clifford , that is, 'ford near the bank', v. clif , ford , hām or hamm . There is still a ford across the Churn below the steep bank of Clifferdine Wood (144–014113).