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.

Blackmore Forest

Early-attested site in the Parish of Melksham

Historical Forms

  • Blakemor(e) 1230,1260 Cl 1268 Ass
  • la Blakemor(e) t.Ed3 For
  • Blackmor(e) 1613 DKRxxxix


Blackmore Forest is Blakemor (e )1230, 1260 Cl, 1268Ass , la Blakemor (e )t. Ed 3For , Blackmor (e )1613 DKR xxxix. 'Black marshy land,' v. mor . Forest because within the old Melksham Forest supra 14.