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.


Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Smitholme 1595 FMap 1595 FMap
  • a pasture called Smith-holme 1595 FMap
  • pasture ... vocat Smythe-landes 1627 FLDudd


Smitholme 15951, a pasture called Smith-holme 15952, pasture... vocat Smythe-landes 1627(named from the Smith family, cf.Robert Smyth 1348+, Richard Smyth 1507* with holmr and land; this was asaltern or salt-hill which was already pasture in 1595)