Brockhurst and Marlston House School
Marlston shown within Berkshire
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The place-name 'Marlston' is first attested as 'Marteleston' in 1242, and means 'Martel's town or manor'. Galfridus Martel held the manor in 1242; 'Martel' is a French nickname meaning 'hammer', from the Old French 'martel' (modern French 'marteau').
The area is the location of Brockhurst and Marlston House School, a large preparatory school.
Brockhurst and Marlston House School 
Brockhurst was founded in 1884 as a boys’ boarding prep school at Church Stretton in Shropshire, then moved to Marlston in 1945 and became co-educational in 1995. The various facilities provided by the school include 21 acres of games fields, a sports hall, a swimming pool, tennis courts, arts and design studios, ICT suite and equestrian school. In addition, a château in Gascony, south-west France, where the pupils practice French.
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp. 315 and 241.
- "Brockhurst and Marlston House School". The Royal Guardianship. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
- Catt, John (2011, 86th edition). Which school? A directory of more than 2000 British independent schools. p. 58.
- Davies, Simon (16 April 2009). "The Best Countryside Schools". Country Life Magazine. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
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