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.

Five Marys

Other OS name in the Parish of Chaldon Herring

Historical Forms

  • Five Mary Barrows 1774 Hutch1
  • Five Mary's Grd 1865 Weld1
  • Five Meers 1765 Taylor 1811 OS


, Five Mary Barrows 1774 Hutch1, Five Mary 's Grd 1865Weld 1, Five Meers 1765 Taylor, 1811 OS , a line of tumuli lying along an old track on the crest of a 300 ′ ridge , perhaps an old bdy between West Fossil supra and Chaldon Herring , and so possibly containing (ge)mǣre ' boundary ' as suggested in Hutch1 1124 .