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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth

Historical Forms

  • 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.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement