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.

Derrymerrys Barn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eynsham


Derrymerrys Barn (6″). Cf. Diamorris Close 1615 Chambers, Davy - Mary Close 1650 Chambers. Chambers (70) suggests that the original name was Ave Maria Close , and that there was a shrine of the Virgin here.