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.

West Clandon

Major Settlement in the Parish of West Clandon

Historical Forms

  • altera Clendone 933 BCS697 13th
  • altera Clenedune 1062 KCD812 13th
  • Clanedun 1086 DB
  • Clandon 1241 Ass
  • Westclanedon 1225 Ass
  • West Clandon 1255 FF
  • Cleendon, Glendon 1241 Ass
  • West Clendon 1243 FF 1255,1279 Ass
  • Clendon Regis 1290 Winton 1307 Ass 1339 FF 1428 FA
  • Kynges Clendon 1313 Ass
  • West Clandon al. Kynges Clandon 1565 FF
  • Clyndon 1263 Ass


v. East Clandon supra 137. The reason for the addition of 'Kings' or 'Regis' is uncertain. In 1279 (VCH iii, 347) it is stated that a part of the manor had been in the king's hands, but no actual grant appears to be on record. TRE the manor was held by one Fulcui and TRW by Edward of Salisbury. Clandon Regis (6″), the old dower house, preserves the medieval name.