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 Otley

Historical Forms

  • on Cliftune c.1030 YCh7
  • Cliftone 1086 DB 1379 PT


1573 WillY. 'Farmstead on the steep bank', v . clif, tūn. The spel-

lings cannot easily be kept apart from those of Clifton 124infra .