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 Myddle

Historical Forms

  • Marton' iuxta Mudle 1292–5 Ass
  • Marton' 1327 SR
  • Merton 1452 SBL4525
  • Martin in Middle parish 1684 PR(StA)
  • (aqua de) Bassemare 1271–2 Ass
  • Bassemere 1324 HAC


'Lake settlement', v. mere , tūn , identical with Marton in Chirbury, Part 1199–200. Instances in other counties have variant modern forms Marten, Martin, Merton. The whole corpus, numbering about 30, is discussed by Ann Cole in Journal 24, pp. 30–41.