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.

Cawthernsome Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Cauter holme Lane 1595 FSurv 1595 FMap c.1638 Holywell


( lost ) , 1828 Bry , Cauter holme Lane 1595FSurv , 1595FMap , c.1638Holywell , cf. Cauterholme 1595FMap , 1595FSurv , v. holmr ' raised land in marsh, etc . ' , Cauter is obscure . Most of the names in -holme in Marsh Chapel east of Seadyke Way are those of salterns or salt - hills , also called maures , mawres . On FMap it is said The round groundes at the end of Marshchappell are called mavres and are first formed by layinge together of quantities of moulde for the making of Salte . Note also 5 pastures or holmes called Mavres 1595FSurv , Six holmes or Mavres 1595FSurv , a little rounde Mavre 1595FSurv , A Mavre w th 2 Saltcoates vpon itt 1595FSurv , a Mavre more east being arrable grounde 1595FSurv . The etymology of mawre , maure is not clear , but the word is once described as A great Maure or salt hill 1657Anc .