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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Combe Martin

Historical Forms

  • Trocumbe 1198 FF
  • Troccomb 1330 SR


The first element may be OE  trog , 'trough,' in some topographical sense. The place lies in a small semicircular hollow, v. cumb .Cf. Trafford (Ch), Trosford DB, Trochford c. 1100, Trocford c. 1190, Trohford , Trowefordia late 13th St Werburgh Cartulary.

Places in the same Parish