Blore is a small village and parish in the Staffordshire Moorlands District of England.
It is on an acclivity above Dovedale, three and a half miles north west of Ashbourne, including the hamlet of Swinscoe, one mile (1.6 km) to the south and a part of the parochial chapelry of Calton.
The ecclesiastical parish is Blore Ray with Okeover and the civil parish is Blore-with-Swinscoe, both with slightly different boundaries. Blore parish, exclusive of the portion of Calton, contains about and 273 souls. Swinscoe contains about .
The village of Blore comprises Blore Hall (now owned by the Holiday Property Bond), St Bartholomew's parish church, the Old Rectory, a few other houses and several farms. The hall was first mentioned in 1331, though only one building remains substantially unaltered since 1661. The Holiday Property Bond is a life assurance bond investment in securities and assets. Its 35,000 Bondholders have exclusive access to Blore Hall.
Blore Hall was the home of the Bassett family, (from whom the Queen is descended) ; William Bassett, the last of the male line, died in 1601 and his magnificent alabaster tomb, erected by his wife about 1630, can be seen in the church.
Blore Church was built around 1100 and is a Grade 1 listed building. Apart from the Bassett tomb, it has remained virtually unchanged for almost 400 years. It was extensively restored between 1994 and 1997.
Blore is the surname of:
- Arthur Robert Blore, Royal Navy seaman, winner of the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal and bar
- Edward Blore (1787–1879), British landscape and architectural artist, architect and antiquary
- Edward Blore (cricketer) (1828-1885), English amateur cricketer
- Eric Blore (1887-1959), English comic actor
- Gary Blore, rear admiral of the United States Coast Guard
- Hannah Blore, Welsh professional sailor
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context archaic dialectal English) To cry; cry out; weep. 2 (context archaic dialectal English) To bray; bleat like an animal; bellow. Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete English) The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Blore \Blore\, n. [Perh. a variant of blare, v. i.; or cf. Gael. & Ir. blor a loud noise.] The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast. [Obs.]
A most tempestuous blore.
Usage examples of "blore".
For some time I lived very simply with only Blore and Kittiwee, in four rooms of the east wing.
You remember Blore slashed out at the handsome busboy who had overpersuaded Mrs.
Well, it came out in evidence that Blore made a great to-do about being a cuckold.
The french windows, flung open from within by Blore and Mervyn, would admit the Colonel towing his gilded car.
And Blore roared like a bull for Moult to get out before one of them did him over.
As he crossed the hall he encountered Blore with a tray of drinks and a face of stone.
Christmas tree was demolished and Blore said this was effected by Vincent, Nigel and the boy while the party was at dinner.
Mervyn and Blore, having assisted with the luggage, were in the offing.
I am to wed Blore Spenson, the new President of the Guild of Merchant Adventurers and one of the wealthiest men in Angelshand.
The wedding of Blore Spenson and Miss Alix Peldyrin would not take place in the coming morning but on the one following.
Master Blore Spenson and Miss Alixenia Peldyrin would take place on the following day.
Considered in the light of my Council vows, which make it impossible for me to return the favor by slipping Blore Spenson a love-philter to make him jilt my sister in favor of your daughter, your generosity borders on true kindliness.
Both E-guards eventually reached a planet named Blore and within the year one died from pal-pest and the other was killed by his fellows for informing on a gang break.
Andy Devine or Eric Blore would work on two or three movies on different lots a day.
Jackie Fischer, Junie Thorpe, Ada Phillips, Petey Blore and Maureen Blore the twins, whose sister Ann introduced us.