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date: 26 September 2022


A Dictionary of British Place Names

A. D. Mills


‘red cliff or bank’, OE rēad + clif: Ratcliffe Culey Leics. Redeclive 1086 (db). Manorial affix from the de Culy family, here in the 13th cent. Ratcliffe on Soar Notts. Radeclive 1086 (db). For the river-name, see Barrow upon Soar. Ratcliffe on the Wreake Leics. Radeclive 1086 (db). For the river-name, see Frisby on the Wreake.