1) A rare alternative to ‘smithy place’.

1454 hafe latyn to ferme [let to farm] … all his watyrr and smethystedys, Farnley

1486 Smethystedehey, Mytholmroyd. A reference to Oldesmythystedes in a Derbyshire deed of 1387 hints at how old the term might be, Barlborough.

dates 1387 1454 1486

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