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.

a Mavre called Walde holme

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • a Mavre called Walde holme 1595 FMap
  • a Mawre called Woldholme c.1638 Holywell


a Mavre called Walde holme 15952, a Mawre called Woldholme c.1638(v. holmr, here a saltern or salt-hill, but the significance ofwald'wold' is not clear since the site was east of Seadyke Way in the fens)