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 Beverley

Historical Forms

  • Snoreholm(houses) c.1362 Works 1402 FA
  • Snoresholm c.1400 Melsa
  • Snordhome 1543 FF


Sneerholmes (6″) is Snoreholm (houses )c. 1362 Works, 1402 FA, Snoresholm c. 1400 Melsa, Snordhome 1543 FF. 'Snor (r )i 's water-meadow,' v. holmr . ME  Snore (OScand  Snorri ) has become Sneer - on the analogy of dialectal [diə] for door .