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 Westwood

Historical Forms

  • Aveneclife t.Hy2 Shaston
  • Aveneclive 1249,1289 Ass
  • Avenclyve 1357 FF
  • Aveneclyfessmille 1432 MinAcct
  • Anclyff 1554 Pat
  • Ann Cliff 1773 AandD


Avoncliff [olim ænklif] is Aveneclife t. Hy 2Shaston (p), Aveneclive 1249, 1289Ass , Avenclyve 1357FF , Aveneclyfessmille 1432MinAcct , Anclyff 1554 Pat, Ann Cliff 1773 A and D. v. clif . There is a steep hillside here above the Avon valley.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement