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Survey of English Place-Names

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Black Fen Plant

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • Blakefen 1292,1323 MinAcct
  • le Bla(c)kfen 1341 Surv 5,1424 Rent


Black Fen Plant., Blakefen 1292, 1323MinAcct , le Bla (c )kfen 1341Surv 10, 5, 1424 Rent. 'Black marsh', v. blæc , fenn , cf. Black Fen in Bramham 83supra ; the two names refer to the same marsh which extended from Bramham into Barwick.