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.

Clerks close

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Clerks close 1629 QH
  • William Clarkes hadland 1635 Terrier
  • John Clarks hadland 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Clerks close 1629, William Clarkes hadland 1635, John Clarks hadland 1722 (v. hēafod - land) (cf. William Clarke 1630 Nichols and John Clarke 1759 EnclA)