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Smethcott, Shropshire

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Smethcott, Shropshire

Smethcott (sometimes Smethcote) is a civil parish and dispersed hamlet near the village of Picklescott, in Shropshire, England. The name Smethcott has an Old English origin, and means "cottage(s) of the smiths". It was listed as a manor in Domesday, where (spelt "Smerecote") it is recorded as having been held by Eldred, the tenant of its former owner Edmund, who now himself held it from a member of the Anglo-Norman nobility.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO4599
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

Other names by which Smethcott, Shropshire has been known in the past

Smerecote

Smethcott, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Smethcott.-- par. and vil., Shropshire, 4 miles N. of Church Stretton, 2705 ac., pop. 283.

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