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.

in eModE

Field in the Parish of Thistleton

Historical Forms

  • 1943 Map


in eModE, black'fertile' is contrasted with white'infertile' and prob. the fertility of the site stemsfrom ancient settlement deposits; also, no doubt, the soil colour is specified, v.blæc, holmr)