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 Castle Hedingham

Historical Forms

  • Smaltuna 1086 DB
  • Smalton(e) 1319 SR 14th StJohn


Smalton (lost) is Smaltuna 1086 DB, Smalton (e )1319SR (p), 14thStJohn . 'Narrow tun,' v. smæl . In DB this is mentioned as one of the encroachments of Aubrey de Vere, whilst in StJohn it is definitely connected with Hedingham.