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.

Bloody Shard Gate

Other OS name in the Parish of Tarrant Gunville

Historical Forms

  • bluds gate 1618 Map


, 1869 Hutch3 , bluds gate 1618Map , near prec. on the par . bdy , v. sceard ' gap ' , geat . The early form bluds may represent a surname Blood rather than the word blood , but it has clearly influenced the change Flood - > Blood - in prec. ; Bloody no doubt represents a reduced form of Blood-way .