English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromham

Historical Forms

  • Klynghulle, le Clynche 1409 Ct
  • Clynghill 1569 FF 1570 Add
  • Clynche, Clyngehyll 1592 Add
  • Clinche t.Eliz WMxxi
  • Clingehill 1652 ib


Clinghill (6″) is Klynghulle , le Clynche 1409Ct , Clynghill 1569FF , 1570Add , Clynche , Clyngehyll 1592Add , Clinche t. Eliz WM xxi, Clingehill 1652 ib. xlii. The name is repetitive, the first and second element alike denoting a hill, cf. more fully under Clench infra 349.