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.

Smallbrook ( Coppice )

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • vnam acram … in Smalebrok ' 1327 SR
  • claus ' voc ' Smale Brooks 1698 Glyn
  • ( to ) smale broke 956 ShaftR

Etymology

Smallbrook(Coppice)(vnam acramin Smalebrok'1327, claus' voc' Smale Brooks 1698, to be identified with(to) smale broke 956(14) in the Anglo-Saxon bounds of Compton A.,'the narrow brook',with reference to Fontmell Brook near its source, v. smæl(wk.obl.smalan), brōc)