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.

North Clifton and South Clifton

Major Settlement in the Parish of North and South Clifton

Historical Forms

  • Clitone, Cliftone, Clistone 1086 DB
  • Clyfton' 1182 P
  • Clifton juxta Dunham 1275 FF
  • Nort Clifton c.1160 RegAntiq
  • North, Suth Clifton 1280 Ass
  • Norclifton 1455 MinAcct c.1590 Wills


v. clif , tun . North Clifton lies on the western slope of a low hill, South Clifton lies low; it may take its name from the isolated hill to the south of it, or may be South Clifton in contrast to the nearest village—North Clifton.

Places in the same Parish