Early-attested site in the Parish of Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth
- Smyttlegarth (sic) 1580 Border
- Snittlegarth 1608 PR(Dalston)
The second element is garðr. The first may be dial. snittle , 'noose, snare,' of uncertain origin. v. NED, where the earliest example is dated 1611. Cf. also Gilderdale supra 175.