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 Wolverley

Historical Forms

  • Astenes Clive 1240 WoP
  • Alstanesclive, Alstone Clive 1275 SR 1411 IpmR
  • Ausclif, Austcliffe 1589 Wills 1649 Surv
  • Alsclife 1614 WillsP
  • Horse Cliff c.1830 O


Cliff of Ealhstān or of Ælfstān ,' v. clif . The 'cliff' is above the Stour, cf. Austerley (Y), Austerson (Ch).