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.

le Blakestrete

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • le Blakestrete 1331 ChFor 1347 ChFor 1357 ChFor
  • vicus qui ducit versus Cestr ' 1357 ChFor

Etymology

le Blakestrete 1331, 1347, 1357, vicus qui ducit versus Cestr' 1357('the black paved-road', v. blæc, strǣt)