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 King's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • la Forge 1254 Ass
  • la Smythe 1311 Ass
  • atter Smythe 1330 SR


Smitha [smiðə] was the home of Roger de la Forge (1254Ass ), John de la Smythe (1311Ass ), and John atter Smythe (1330SR ).'At the smithy,' cf. Smithaleigh supra 255.