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East Luccombe Fms, West Luccombe Fms, Luccombe Down, Luccombe Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Milton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • Louc(c)ome 1317 MiltC
  • DROMap, Luccomb or Windmill Ashes 1774 Hutch1
  • Luccombe 1811 OS


East Luccombe Fms, West Luccombe Fms (ST 809012, 817012), Luccombe Down, Luccombe Hill, Louc (c )ome 1317MiltC , Luckham Sheep Pasture 1659 (1758), Luccombe Fm , Luccombe Hill 1771 both DROMap , Luccomb or Windmill Ashes 1774 Hutch1, Luccombe 1811 OS, probably 'valley with a shelter', or 'sheltered valley', v. hlēo(w), hlēow , cumb , cf. Luccombe in Netherbury par. infra . Windmill Ashes are described by Hutch1 2 441 as 'some trees on the top of the hill north of this farm, which are a sea mark', v. Windmill Clump infra .