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.

The Marsh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Falfield

Historical Forms

  • Marthe (sic for Marche) 1305 Pat
  • Marche 1305 Orig
  • Mars 1307 Ipm 1322 1533 MinAcct
  • le Marsshe 1535 VE


The Marsh (lost), Marthe (sic for Marche )1305 Pat, Marche 1305 Orig, Mars 1307 Ipm, 1322Ext , Fineet freq to 1533MinAcct , le Marsshe 1535 VE. v. mersc 'marsh'. The location is not known, but it is associated with Falfield and Thornbury (cf. BG xvii, 157, 1347 Ipm).