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.

The Cliff, Cliff Ctg

Other OS name in the Parish of Motcombe


, cf. (tenement called ) (the ) Cliffehowse 1609LRMB , Clift Fd , Clift House Md 1838TA , v. clif ' steep bank ' , hūs ; some of the 13th and 14th cent. pers. ns . ( Attecliue , de Clyve , etc ) cited under Eccliffe in Gillingham par . supra may well refer to this place .