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.

Blakeney Fen

Early-attested site in the Parish of Soham


Blakeney Fen (6″). Cf. Brodblakeneye 1407Ct , Blakene (hull )1420 ib., Blackneye 1562, 1585 ib., Blakeney Fen c. 1840TA . 'Black low- lying land or island,' from the colour of the peat, v. blæc , ēg .