Blackfen Road, DA15

Place Name

This was as the name suggests a black boggy area, the colour usually a result of peat, from the Old English words blœc and fenn. It was first recorded as Blakewenne in an Assize roll of AD1241. It was later  mentioned in letters of Henry VII dated AD1540, regarding tenement and fees, as Blackwene. It was recorded as Black Fen by AD1805.

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