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.

Spence Combe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Crediton and Crediton Hamlets

Historical Forms

  • Spenceryscome 1415 Exon
  • Spenser 1333 SR


At that date Richard Spencer was granted a licence for an oratory here. The family however appear earlier in the person of John Spenser (1333SR ).