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.

Blackwater Bridge

Other OS name in the Parish of Sturminster Newton


, over R . Divelish , suggesting that Blackwater may have been an alternative name for this part of the river where it joins R . Stour , v. RNs. infra ; the site of the bridge may earlier have been that of ponte de Colbere 1288Ass , v. Colber Crib Hosupra .