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Survey of English Place-Names

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Smallhedge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fishlake

Historical Forms

  • Smalehacchedich 1253 ADv
  • Smullidge (sic) 1771 M
  • Small-Hedge 1822 Langd
  • Smollidge 1841 O.S.


Smallhedge Fm, Smalehacchedich (a ditch) 1253 AD v, Smullidge (sic)1771 M, Small -Hedge 1822 Langd, Smollidge 1841 O.S. This probably denotes 'a narrow ditch with a hatch or grating across it', v. smæl , hæcc , dīc , and cf. Heckdyke Nt 39.