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.

Linches or Linch Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Myddle

Historical Forms

  • Lynches subtus Mudlewode 1291 Ass
  • Fennymere alias Linches 1652 SBL10
  • Linches Hall, The Linch Lane 1700 Gough


Linches or Linch Lane (Gazetteer): Lynches subtus Mudlewode 1291Ass , Fennymere alias Linches 1652SBL 10 , Linches Hall , The Linch Lane 1700 Gough. Gough says that Linch Lane marked the W. side of Myddle Park and was named from Linches Hall “which stood on a small bank in Fenymeare ground, neare the side of this lane”. This identifies the lane with the narrow road which runs past Myddle Park Wd to Merrington, and is now part of the Marches Way. hlinc is regularly used in place-names for a terraced road, v. LPN 180.