English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Blaco Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mattersey

Historical Forms

  • Bachowe 1280 Ebor
  • Baccowecarre in Mattersay 1420 ECP
  • Bakawe t.Hy8 MinAcct
  • Blakaw Hill 1775 C
  • Blakow Hill 1793 Cary


Blaco Hill is Bachowe 1280 Ebor, Baccowecarre in Mattersay 1420 ECP, Bakawe t. Hy 8MinAcct , Blakaw Hill 1775 C, Blakow Hill 1793 Cary. The second element is haugr , 'hill.' The first is uncertain. This name seems to show the same intrusive l which we find in Blackstone Hall supra 81.

Places in the same Parish