by John | Sep 14, 2015 |

What’s in a name? Scotchmers

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Our friends at Suffolk Cottage Holidays recently welcomed the charming Scotchmers, Earl Soham to their cottage portfolio. With its lovely white exterior with flowers sprinkled over the front garden and its beautifully modern interior you may not have known that the property boasts a rather rich history behind its fascinating name.




classThe property itself was built in 1710 by George Scotchmer, a local farmer who is buried in St Mary’s church graveyard in the village of Earl Soham. Inspired by the history behind the property itself we wanted to explore a little deeper and began looking into the history behind the brilliantly unusual name. We discovered that there were many possible meanings behind the name Scotchmers! The meaning that caught our attention was uncovered by Susan Atkins’ extensive research. The meaning connects Scotchmers to a group of Scots thought to have travelled to Framlingham in the 12th century and helped build the Moat around the famous Framlingham Castle hence the name Scotch (Scottish) and Mere (moat or lake). Once Framlingham Mere was completed, it is possible that they settled close to Framlingham in the lovely nearby village, Earl Soham. The name Scotchmers also appears in the history of other areas of Suffolk such as Bury St Edmunds and Hadleigh. It's truly a name with Suffolk origins.

It’s so wonderful to discover the history behind a property and its name, especially when it has connections to the local Anglo-Saxon history.

If you feel tempted to immerse yourself in the fantastic history of Framlingham, Scotchmers is the perfect cottage for you. Call Suffolk Cottage Holidays on 01394 389 189 or visit online to book Scotchmers for yourself.


Scotchmers Earl Soham


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