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.

Great House Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hambledon

Historical Forms

  • Smalebrede 1208 FF t.Ed3 Loseley


Great House Fm is identical with the place called Smalebrede 1208FF (p), t. Ed 3Loseley , Smallbredd 1632, Great , Lesser Smalbred 1650Harl . This would appear to be a compound of OE  smæl, 'narrow, small,' and brǣdu , 'breadth,' as found in Shulbrede (PN Sx 25).