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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Mara 1199 SAS2/X
  • La Mere m.13th,c.1270(p) SAC 1292,1311 HAC
  • Maire 1523 SAS2/XI
  • Le Mere Hy8 RentSur
  • Meyer 1545 SBL17285 1773
  • Meere 1655 SAS1/XLVII
  • The Mere 1833 OS
  • Merehouse Farm 1841–4 TA


v. mere , which is here used for the feature called The Berth Pool, which lies within the northern boundary of the township. v. infra for the name Berth. The Index to Tithe Award map gives the farm-name as The Mere and prints Merehouse in capitals, presumably to indicate that the latter is the name of the township.