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 Marsh

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • the Marsh 1209–35 LAHW
  • the Marsh Leas 1209–35 LAHW
  • the middow in the Marsh c.1650 Terrier
  • the swath in the Marsh c.1650 Terrier

Etymology

the Marsh, the Marsh Leas(v. lea(lēah)'meadow, pasture' in the pl.), the middow in the Marsh, the swath in the Marsh c.1650(v. mǣdwe, swæð, mersc)