Early-attested site in the Parish of Leek Wootton
- Blacklow hill 1656 Dugdale
Blacklow Hill (6″) is Blakelowe 14th John de Trokelowe, Blacklow hill 1656 Dugdale. This is the spot where Piers Gaveston was beheaded by the Earl of Warwick and other barons in 1312 and the reputed spot is still marked by Gaveston's Cross, so named in 1725 (B). The name Blacklow means 'black hill or barrow,' v. hlaw .