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.

Astelmere

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Astelmere 1281 NfD
  • Astemare 1422 FB
  • Ascmer 1687 HD

Etymology

Astelmere 1281 NfD, Astemare 1422 FB, Ascmer 1687 HD(v.ēast, mere1 or, here presumably,(ge)mǣre and discussion of meer, mere underMeer Nine Acres, Ormesby section(a) supra; the 1687 spelling shows confusionof t and c)