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.

Combe Raleigh

Major Settlement in the Parish of Combe Raleigh

Historical Forms

  • Cumb(a) 1237 Cl 1242 Fees793
  • la Cumbe 1300 Orig
  • Cumbe Sancti Nicholai 1260 Exon
  • Cumb of Matthew of Baunton 1279 Ipm
  • Combe Banton 1285 FA
  • Comb Mathei 1303 FA
  • Combebampton or Cumberbampton 1331 Ipm
  • Combe juxta Honytone 1348 Exon
  • Comberalegh 1383 Cl
  • Combralegh 1480 IpmR
  • Banton (i.e. Bampton) in 1242 (Fees)


v. cumb . The manor was held by Matheus de Banton (i.e. Bampton) in 1242 (Fees) but Henry de Ralegh held land here in 1292 (Ch). It was further distinguished by the dedication of the church to St Nicholas and by its position near Honiton.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site