Marsfield

Marsfield ANR S NO563032 1 10m

Marsfield 1828 SGF
Marsfield 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? pn Mars or Marr + Sc or SSE field

OS Name Book 82, 60 describes this feature as a large house with garden, occupied by an Episcopalian clergyman, but gives no explanation of name.

It is possible that it is named after John Marr, ‘in injenious marriner of Dundee’, after whom a North Sea fishing area called Marr Bank was named, some 30 miles off the coast of Fife. John Marr was a celebrated navigator and surveyor, the results of whose work appeared in Elphinstone’s map of North Britain (1745) shows Marr’s Bank, with a note at that place on the map: ‘Discovered by a celebrated Navigator of that name. Plenty of Cod Fish and Ling caught all about this Bank’.[27]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3