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.


Field in the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and Ormesby St Michael

Historical Forms

  • Snekkesmedwe 1423 Acc
  • Snekkescroft 1423 Acc
  • Snekkesmillemount 1423 Acc
  • Snecke 1376 Blomefield


Snekkesmedwe, Snekkescroft, Snekkesmillemount 1423 Acc Orm(dial. sneck isrecorded in the North, parts of the East Midlands and East Anglia in senses suchas'a latch or catch of a door' and'a corner, a jutting piece of land in a field, aturn in a hedge' EDD s.v.; here the gen. form suggests it is a pers.n. evidencedin Ormesby, e.g. John and Agnes Snecke 1376 Blomefield XI 234; v. clos, mǣd,obl. mǣdwe, croft, myln, munt)