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Smeaton Hall, Smeatonwood Fm, The Grange

Early-attested site in the Parish of Audlem and Wrenbury

Historical Forms

  • terra de Smetheton, molendinum de Smetheton 1266 Ch 1331
  • Smethetonwode 1359 ChRR
  • Smethton 1408 Plea 1422
  • grange of Smeaton or the wood thereof 1296 Sheaf328 18
  • Smeaton Wood 1536and1538(1581),1727 Sheaf
  • Smeaton Wood Farms & Smeaton Wood Grange 1831 Bry
  • Smeton Woode 1547 MinAcct


'Smiths' farm', from smið (gen.pl. *smeoða) 'a smith' and tūn , with wudu , hall , grange and myln .