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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Thirkleby

Historical Forms

  • Mel(e)clyue 1243 BylE 1246 BylE


v. clif . The first element is probably ON  melr, hence 'sandy hill.' For n cf. Hinderskelfe and Hinderwell 40, 138supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement