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.

West Marsh

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • 1821 AH
  • Westmarsh a1567 LNQ c.1638 Holywell
  • West Marsh 1595 FMap
  • Westemarsh 1595 FMap
  • Westmarsh pasture 1839 TA 1839 TA


West Marsh 1821(Westmersk 1347+,Westmarsh a1567, c.1638, West Marsh 15952, Westemarsh 15951, Westmarsh pasture 15951, 15952, self-explanatory, v. west, mersc, with -mersk a Scandinavianizedform. West Marsh was to the east of Seadyke Way, with East Marsh, supra,further to the east)