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 1241. It was later mentioned in letters of Henry VII dated 1540, regarding tenement and fees, as Blackwene. It was recorded as Black Fen by 1805.

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