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 Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Smerbergh 1298 YI


From ON  smjǫr 'butter' (v. smeoru ) as in the common Norw  p.n. Smørbergh (NG passim ) and berg .