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.

Marston on Dove

Major Settlement in the Parish of Marston on Dove

Historical Forms

  • Merstun 1086 DB
  • Merstona, Merston(e) late11th,c.1141,1162 Tutbury c.1170 HarlCh 1230 Tutbury 1252 Ch Hy3 WollCh 1610 Speed
  • Merston(e) by Tuttebury 1391,1396 Pat
  • Merschton 1349 Cor
  • Marston 1453 DbAxxvii

Etymology

'Marsh farm', v. mersc , tūn ; cf. Marston Montgomery supra 585.