Clipstone, Nottinghamshire

Clipstone, in the Bassetlaw Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, is a hybrid name. The first element is the Old Norse male personal name Klyppr as in Clipston, Northamptonshire, and Clipston on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire. It is on record as Clip, the name of a tenth-century moneyer. The second element is Olclid English tun ‘ enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate’ and it is thus another hybrid name.

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hybrid name, Nottinghamshire, place-name

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J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 73.