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 East and West Dawlish

Historical Forms

  • (æt) holacumba 1050–73 Earle
  • Holacumbe 1069 OSFacsii,Exeterxvi
  • Holcomma 1086 DB


'Hollow valley,' v. holh , cumb .