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.

Marnhull Ham

Early-attested site in the Parish of Marnhull

Historical Forms

  • Ham (Yate) 1838 TA
  • Boretonyngehamme e14 GlastE
  • Burtilhame 16 Glyn
  • Burtlingham 1602 Weld1


Marnhull Ham (ST 757194), Ham (Yate )1838TA , probably to be identified with Boretonyngehamme e14GlastE , Burtilhame 16Glyn , Burtlingham 1602Weld 1, 'river-meadow of the people of Burton', v. hamm , -ingas (gen.pl. -inga ), Burton St. supra , geat 'gate'. This is a conspicuous example of hamm in its more specific sense 'land in a river-bend', since Marnhull Ham is enclosed by a marked loop in R. Stour, v. Gelling, NoB 48140 ff. It is still marked with strips on 1838TAMap . Ham Lane infra is a continuation of Burton St. leading to the Ham.