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.

Caister Cleres

Early-attested site in the Parish of Caister next Yarmouth

Historical Forms

  • Caster Clere(s) 1477 Past
  • my place callid Castre Clere in Norffolk 1496 ib


Caister Cleres, Caster Clere (s )1477(2x) Past, my place callid Castre Clere in Norffolk 1496ib . According to Blomefield (VI 390) the Cleres, who had their ancient seat at Ormesby, took their name from Clere -Mont in Normandy. The first Clere seems to have come to England with the Conqueror. Members of this family figure prominently in the Paston correspondence.