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.

Mark's Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Romford Rural

Historical Forms

  • Merkes 1368 ADvi
  • Markys 1475–85 ECP
  • Markes 1594 N
  • Merk 1330 FF


Mark's Hall (6″) is Merkes 1368 AD vi, Markys 1475–85 ECP, Markes 1594 N. It is to be associated with the family of Simon de Merk (1330FF ), which no doubt owed its name to the fact that it lived on the forest-boundary, which finds further record in Mark's Gate and Marks Stone supra 92, and in Markethorne (1301For ). v. mearc .