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 Fm, Mark Grove, Mark Road

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tillingham

Historical Forms

  • Merks 1777 C
  • atte Meerk 1327 SR


Mark Fm, Mark Grove (6″), Mark Road (6″) preserve the name of Merks (1777 C) which was the home of John atte Meerk (1327SR ). v. mearc . All are near the northern boundary of the parish, which coincides with that of the Grove. Note also Sowthmarcke in Tillingham (1587Rental ).