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.

the Jene wren garth

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • the Jene wren garth 1579 Terrier 1839 TA


the Jene wren garth 1579(v. jenny wren NED s.v. 1'a popular, and esp. nursery, name for thewren', first recorded there in 1648. It was presumably a fanciful name for avery small field, v. garðr)