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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Thornborough

Historical Forms

  • Albonescumbes 1244 Thornbiii c.1260 ib


'Alban's valleys' v. cumb . The Alban is probably derived from the Nigel de Aula S. Albani (i.e. of St Alban's Hall) who is mentioned more than once in the Thornborough Deeds (cf. no. 5) as possessing lands there. He must have belonged to St Alban's Hall in Oxford which was certainly in existence in 1305 and possibly earlier (v. Ingram, Memorials of Oxford , 1837).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement