English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

The Upr Bledgnall

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • l12 Alv

Etymology

The Upr Bledgnall(cf. great bleybur 1577, Blaybour 1606, Bleybor 1611, furlong called great Bley bour 1625,great bleyber 1638, Blegbrough(sic) 1679, Great Blegbrough(sic) 1721, but boththe connection and the sense are obscure)