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 Axminster

Historical Forms

  • Esmaurige, Esmarige 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Smarige
  • Smalrigg(e) 1200 Cur
  • Smalrugge 1279 Ipm
  • Smalerig' 1242 Fees791


'Narrow ridge,' v. smæl .