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.

Smock Cl

Field in the Parish of Blaston

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • the Smock Close 1704 Terrier


Smock Cl 1839 (the Smock Close 1704, the Smook Close l. 18; prob. referring to land originally held by payment of the money tax known as smoke-penny or smoke-silver in place of tithewood; but note ModE   dial. smock, used of both the Greater Bindweed (Convolvulus sepium) and the Ladysmock or Cuckoo Flower (Cardaminepratensis) which may rather pertain here)