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.

Marshal Drove

Early-attested site in the Parish of Little Downham

Historical Forms

  • Mers(c)hale 13th,1391 ElyF
  • Merchehale 13th ElyCh
  • Merishale 13th Elem
  • Marshall (Fenne) 1548 CHuASv.


Marshal Drove is Mers (c )hale 13th, 1391ElyF , Merchehale 13thElyCh , Merishale 13thElem , Marshall (Fenne )1548 CHuAS v. 'Nook in the marsh,' v. mersc , healh .