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 Tatsfield

Historical Forms

  • Cleygate 1641 SACvi
  • atte Cleygate 1402 ib


Clacket is Cleygate 1641 SAC vi, and was the home of Gilbert atte Cleygate (1402 ib.). “An old line of road runs in the direction of Westerham, well-nigh impassable in winter from the clayey nature of the soil” (SAC vi). Cf. Claygate supra 91.