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.

Clavell's Hard

Other OS name in the Parish of Kimmeridge

Historical Forms

  • Clavels Hard c.1825 Map


, Clavels Hard c. 1825 Map , from some member of the Clavel ( l ) family , here from an early date ( cf. John Clavyle de Smedmore 1423Midd , v. Smedmoresupra ) , perhaps in particular from Sir William Clavel who unsuccessfully tried to establish an alum industry here in the early 17th cent. ( Hutch3 1556 ) , cf. foll. , v. hard ' firm beach or foreshore, jetty ' .