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.

Glass Marsh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Arlingham

Historical Forms

  • Glasmersch c.1250 Berk
  • Glasemerestrete 1375 Ipm


Glass Marsh (lost), Glasmersch c. 1250 Berk, Glasemerestrete 1375 Ipm. Names in Glass - are always difficult, and this name and Glasspool Mill (iii, 101 infra ) may contain a Celtic river-name connected with PrWelsh  glas 'blue, green' (v. glassjo-); cf. also the f.n. Glass Clift (177infra ).