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.

Smalley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Smalley

Historical Forms

  • (in) Smælleage 1009 SaltCh
  • Smæll', Smælleg(a), Smællegh(e), Smælleya, Smælley(e) c.1200 AddCh 1208–26 Werb 1226 FF 1226–8 Werb 1231 Pat
  • Smalei 1086 DB
  • Smalege 1258 FF
  • Smaley 1610 Speed

Etymology

'Narrow clearing', v. smæl , lēah .

Places in the same Parish