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 Codnor and Loscoe

Historical Forms

  • Smitecote 1086 DB
  • Smithycote 1836 O


Smithycote (lost), now represented by Bell Ho, Smitecote 1086 DB, Smithycote 1836 O. 'Smithy shed', v. smiððe , cot . On the numbered plan to a Survey of 1853, Bell House is not named but the fields around the building are Bottom and Top Smithy Coats . This identification was first made by Mr F. Williamson.