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Survey of English Place-Names

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Smythe Bottom Flg

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Smethenhulle 1333 Ilch

Etymology

Smythe Bottom Flg(Smethenhulle 1333, probably'(at) the smooth hill', from smēðe(wk. obl. smēðan) andhyll, later understood as'Smethe hill, the hill called Smethe', Smethe beingthen applied also to the adjacent valley bottom)