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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Clayton with Frickley

Historical Forms

  • Claiton(e), Clayton(e), Claitun 1086 DB 1166–1202 YChvi 1264 YI 1285 KI 1620 FF
  • Clayton in the Clay 1771,1817 M
  • Cleyton 1283 Abbr
  • Claton' 1297 LS


'Farmstead on the clay', v. clǣg , tūn ; called 'in the Clay' to distinguish it from Clayton West 320infra .