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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Severn Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Clifton 1256 Ipm
  • Clifton juxta Sauernestoke 1319 FF
  • Clifton on Severn 1633 QSR


The cliff is a very gentle rise from about 40 ft. on the Severn to about 55 ft., a good illustration of what a clif might be in OE.

Places in the same Parish