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.

Blaze Beck and Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lorton

Historical Forms

  • del Blees 1325 Ass
  • Whinlatter Bridge 1753 CW(OS)xv


Blaze Beck and Bridge (both 6″). The 'Blaze' in question may be recorded in the name of Edward del Blees (1325Ass ). If so, it may well be identical with the Norwegian bles which occurs in Blaze Fell supra 220. The bridge is Whinlatter Bridge 1753 CW (OS) xv.