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.

Martin Top

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Martin(e)toft(e)s, Martyn(e)toft(e)s Ric1,Ed1,1406 Puds 13 YDviii 1579 WillY
  • Martinestoftes 1251 Puds
  • Martintops 1668 PRGis
  • Martinstokisclif l.12 Sawl5


Martin Top, Martin (e )toft (e )s , Martyn (e )toft (e )s Ric 1, Ed 1, 1406 Puds, 13 YD viiiet freq to 1579 WillY, Martinestoftes 1251 Puds, Martintops 1668 PRGis. 'Martin's enclosures', from the ME  pers.n. Martin and topt . The same Martin probably gave his name to Martinstokisclif l. 12Sawl 5 (v. stoc 'place', clif ).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site