What is the origin of the name of the derbyshire town clay cross England?

It is thought to originate from the fact that at one time it was either owned by, or the home of, the Clay family from North Wingfield in the 1500's. They later settled across the border in Nottinghamshire. The 'Cross' part of the name probably suggests that the village was on a crossroads.
A mining town, it was the site of the Parkfield pit disaster in November 1882, when 39 men and boys were killed in a gas explosion.
It is also where the Labour MP Dennis Skinner was born.