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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Kingston upon Hull

Historical Forms

  • Mereflet, Mereflot 1086 DB
  • Mereflete in Holdernesse 1334 FF
  • Merflet(e) 12th AddCh 1246 FF 1249 Ch 1395 Dugd
  • Merfleit 1166 P
  • Marflet(e) 1285 KI 1539 FF
  • Marfleete 1598 FF


'Pool stream,' v. mere , fleot and cf. OE  Merfleot (BCS 1048).There is a small stream flowing from the mere, now a bog, into the river Hull (Nicholson 75).