The area takes its name from the 14th century manor house Smithills Hall with Dean Brook running though
the grounds of the hall which has had many additions along the years before
being turned into a museum. The name has changed much over the years,
Smedhylls, Smythells, Smethells and even a spelling using double 'h',
Smethhells. The most likely root for this name is thought to be derived from
'Smethe' which is Old English for smooth combined with 'hyll', Old English for
Smithills Moor is the lower part of Winter Hill,
Smithills Dean Road takes you to Scout Road, leading to
Belmont and past
Colliers Row above
In a north easterly direction is Sharples, south
easterly is Halliwell, and west is
Moss Bank Way leading to
Moss Bank Park.
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