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.

Bleax Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Orchard

Historical Forms

  • ten' nuper…Blikes 1450 Glyn
  • mes' voc' Blykes c.1560 ib
  • Bleeks 1846 TA


Bleax Hill, named from ten ' nuperBlikes 1450Glyn (in Fontmell M.), mes ' voc ' Blykes c.1560ib , Bleeks 1846TA , cf. Richard le Blik 1327SR , John Blyk (e )1332 SR, 1340 NI (both mentioned under Fontmell M.), Blicksgate Lane 1699Glyn , Bleaks Gate 1811 OS, Blich (')s Down (s ), Blichs Md , Blichs Orchd 1837TA (Fontmell M.); the hill is on the par. bdy.