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.

Sole Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Welford

Historical Forms

  • The Sole 1550 LRMB 1761 Rocque
  • Blakesole 1243 Lyell m.14th FF 1243–4


Sole Fm, 1806RecOffCat , The Sole 1550LRMB , 1761 Rocque, v. sol 'miry place', used of a wallowing place for animals, cf. Grazeley 166. This is probably a shortened form of the name Blakesole 1243 (m.14th) Lyell , 1243–4FF (p), which is identical with Blakeshall Wo 257, v. blæc .