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.

Blackheath Hundred

Hundred in the County of Surrey

Historical Forms

  • Blacheatfeld, Blachedfeld, Blachetfeld 1086 DB
  • Blachehadfeld 1165,1166 P
  • Blakehetfeld 1225 Ass
  • Blachathfeld 1235 Fees
  • Blachezfeld 1255 Ass
  • Blakehethe 1332 SR
  • Blakehethes 1344,1346 SR


The hundred-meeting place must at some time have been at Blackheath in Wonersh parish, an open furze-covered heath (v. feld ), but in an Assize Roll of 1377 and in the Godalming Court Rolls it is said to have been at La Perie , i.e. at Perry Bridge in Shalford (infra 248), on the road from Godalming to Bramley, on the extreme verge of the hundred. For a similar hundred- name cf. Blackheath (K), Blakehadfeld 1190 P.