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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • Smer'cote 1575 TRMB
  • Smarcote 1625 Inq


Smarcote (lost), Smer 'cote 1575TRMB , Smarcote 1625 Inq, cf. also Smarecroft 1540MinAcct . 'Cottage or shed where lard or butter was made', v. smeoru , cot .