Early-attested site in the Parish of Brailes
- Smerewell 1419 Ct
- Smerewall 1525 Rental
Smorel Ho (6″) is Smerewell 1419Ct , Smerewall 1525Rental , Smerl close 1585, Smorrell 1608LRMB . This name is probably a compound of OE smeoru , 'butter,' and wielle , and the name must have had reference to the colour or appearance of the water.Cf. Smoorells infra 358 and Smarkham (PN Sr 256).