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.

Clouds Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Knoyle


Clouds Ho (6″). Cf. Clowdes 1822 Hoare, Clouds Park c. 1840TA , from OE  clūd , 'rock, hill.' The ground is much broken here. Cf. Shortcloude (1412WinchColl ) in Compton Bassett, Clowd hyll (1545Deeds Enrolled ) in Easton Grey.