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.

Priors Marston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Priors Marston

Historical Forms

  • Merston 1236,1242 Fees
  • Merleston 1267 Ch
  • Merston juxta Herdewyk 1286 Pat
  • Prior(i)s Merston 1316 FA
  • Marston al. Merston 1542 LP
  • Merston al. Priors Merston 1601 Recov


'Marsh farm,' cf. Marston supra 84–5. The south-east of the parish is watered by many streams. The manor was held by the Prior of Coventry in 1242 (Fees).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site