English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Chescombe Fm, Chescombe Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Milton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • Churchecombe 1539 Hutch3
  • Chescom(be) Fm 1659(1758),1771 DROMap
  • Churchcomb vulgo Chescomb 1774 Hutch1
  • Churchcombe or Chescombe 1795 Boswell
  • Chescombe Fm, Chescombe Wd 1852 SCat
  • Churchewey 1385 MiltRoll e15


Chescombe Fm, Chescombe Lane (ST 829002), Churchecombe 1539 Hutch3, Chescom (be ) Fm 1659 (1758), 1771DROMap , Churchcomb vulgo Chescomb 1774 Hutch1, Churchcombe or Chescombe 1795 Boswell, Chescombe Fm , Chescombe Wd 1852 SCat, 'church valley', v. cirice , cumb , with reference to St Mary's Church (Winterborne Whitchurch); for the development to Ches -, cf. Chessen 1675 for Churston D 510.Chescombe Lane is Churchewey 1385 (e15) MiltRoll in the bounds of Milton.