Literally ‘the ford near the cleave’. The place is mentioned on the 1332 Subsidy Roll.
CLIFFORD BRIDGE. Listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85011) as ‘Road bridge over River Teign which forms boundary between Moretonhampstead and Dunsford parishes. C17 widened in circa mid C19. Granite ashlar except for the arches of the original bridge which are roughly-dressed granite. 3-span bridge originally quite narrow, has been widened on both sides. The original bridge has round arches springing from piers with chamfered impost moulds. The bridge has been widened on both sides in granite ashlar with wide segmental arches springing from enlarged cutwaters of the original bridge and slightly advanced abutments which are swept out at each end… Mentioned by Leland but present bridge dates from post-1809 at which time it was only half the width.’ It was widened in 1821. [IJFM]
CLIFFORD MILL. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Mr Thomas Pethybridge is said to occupy the fulling mill.
HALL’S CLEAVE. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Lord Couirtenay is said to have in hand a house and 67 acres and the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury occupy 33 acres.
WEST PLACE. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Mr Thomas Pethybridge is said to occupy two houses and 127 acres.