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.

Bleara (Syke)

Other OS name in the Parish of Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Blera 1809 PRBlt
  • Bleary 1841 TA


, Blera 1809 PRBlt, Bleary 1841TA , possibly connected with ME  bleren ' to roar, blare ' and á ' river ' , as it is a steep mountain stream .