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.

The Smea

Field in the Parish of Happisburgh

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA


The Smea(OE  smēðe1 survives in East Anglia assmeath, smeeth, smee; v. OED s.v. smeeth'a level space' and EDD s.v. smee'asmooth, level plain; marshland')