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.

Blackwell

Major Settlement in the Parish of Blackwell

Historical Forms

  • Blacuuell', Blakuuell', Blakwell(e) Hy1 Ch 1356 Darley e.13th FF 1235 Fees 1236 Darley 1240 17th
  • Black(e)well(e) 1284–6 FA 1291 Tax 1332 Derbyshire 1421 Brookhill 1577 DbAi
  • Black(e)wall 1535 Val
  • Blakewell(e) 1267 Ch 1325 Ipm 1424 Woll 1577 Saxton

Etymology

'Dark spring', v. blæc , wælla . The spring is opposite the church (WEG).

Places in the same Parish

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