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.

Blagrove Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wootton

Historical Forms

  • (to) blacen graue 985 KCD1283 c.1240
  • Blachegrave William Abingdon c.1240
  • Blachegraua Stephen ClaudiusCix c.1200
  • Blagroue Ed6 LRMB
  • Blagrave Farm 1667 PubLib(Clayton)
  • Black Grove 1761 Rocque


Blagrove Fm, (to ) blacen graue 985 (c. 1240) KCD 1283, Blachegrave William (c. 1240) Abingdon, Blachegraua Stephen (c. 1200) Claudius Cix , Blagroue Ed 6LRMB , Blagrave Farm 1667PubLib (Clayton ), Black Grove 1761 Rocque, 'black grove', v. blæc , grāf(a). The same name occurs in Lambourn (334).