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Survey of English Place-Names

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Smeton leyes

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Smeton leyes 1498 MktHPR

Etymology

Smeton leyes 1498 (v. lǣs; either recording a lost OE   * Smeoðatūn' enclosure of the smiths', v. smið (smeoða gen. pl.), tūn, or less likely with the surn. Sme (e) ton)