Bishops’s Cleeve

Bishop’s Cleeve: The word cleeve is generally thought to relate to the way a valley is formed, so it’s a geographical term. A Cleeve is a wooded valley. How it relates to a Bishop is unknown, could be a favourite walk of the Bishop or possibly a parade through the area by religious people.

A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.

This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.

Bishop’s Cleeve is a small town on the edge of Cheltenham quite close to Cheltenham’s Racecourse. Perhaps the Bishop was a gambler?