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.

Blingsby Gate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ault Hucknall

Historical Forms

  • Blanghesbi 1086 DB
  • Blingsbie 1576 DbAxx 1610 Senior
  • Blingesby 1617 Hard


Blingsby Gate, Blanghesbi 1086 DB, Blingsbie 1576 DbA xx, 1610Senior , Blingesby 1617Hard . 'Blæingr's farm', v. ; cf. Blainscough and Bleansley (PN La 129, 222) for this ON  pers.n. Mr F. Williamson draws attention to the fact that the surname Blanksby survives in the neighbourhood (1922 Kelly). For Gate cf. All the lord 's tenants in Blingsbie to mend the way at the Gate 1576 DbA xx. It was one of the gates of Hardwick Park. v. geat .