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.

Meriden Wd

Other OS name in the Parish of Winterborne Houghton

Historical Forms

  • cops called Morden 1603 Weld2
  • Upr Marden, Marden Wd 1838 TA


, cops called Morden 1603Weld 2, Upr Marden , Marden Wd 1838TA , from denu ' valley ' , perhaps with mere 2 ' a mare ' although the first form points to mōr ' moor, marshland ' ; the wood is situated above the valley which gives name to Dogshole and Heath Bottom supra .