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.

Mare Fen

Other OS name in the Parish of Littleport

Historical Forms

  • Marffen 1636 BedL
  • the Mare Fen 1637 ib


is Marffen 1636 BedL, the Mare Fen 1637 ib . Probably from (ge)mǣre , as it is near the parish boundary .