14 historical Blackpool place names and their meanings from Scandinavian origins to Old English phrases

The urban history of Blackpool and the rest of the Fylde Coast is complex, ancient and fascinating.

We have our well-known towns but they are entwined with smaller districts, suburbs and villages which all have their own identity and many of which can be traced back centuries.

Earliest settlements are even mentioned in the Domesday Book. But where do their names come from? Why is Blackpool called Blackpool and where did the name Cleveleys originate? We’ve researched 14 different towns and districts on our beloved Fylde Coast to discover the heritage of their titles.

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