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.

Radcliffe on Trent

Major Settlement in the Parish of Radcliffe on Trent

Historical Forms

  • Radeclive 1086 DB 1327 Ipm
  • Radeclive super Trentam 1269 FF
  • Radeclyf super Trent 1291 Tax
  • (Shelford juxta) Radeclive 1314 FF
  • Radecliff 1325 Ipm
  • Estradeclif 1330 Ass
  • Rateclyff 1518 Recov
  • Radcliff al. Ratcliff super Trent 1623 ib
  • Ratliffe (sic) of Ye Trent 1686 ParReg(Nottingham)


'The red cliff or steep slope,' v. read , clif . There is a steep slope of red clay here by the Trent. East and on Trent to distinguish from Ratcliffe on Soar infra 248.