English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Blackhurstford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Blackhurst Ford 1561 Garbet 1795,7 RTH 1833 OS


Blackhurstford Bridge (on parish boundary, by Blackhurst Fm in Bettisfield, Fli): Blackhurst Ford 1561 Garbet, 1795, 7 RTH, 1833 OS.Garbet also gives Blackford Brook from his 1561 source, and says that Black Waterford is on the W. boundary of Wem; and Blakeford Forde is given in PR(L) 9 as the residence of a woman buried at Wem in 1598. It is not clear whether these other names refer to Blackhurst Ford, or whether there was another crossing of R. Roden nearby.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name