Early-attested site in the Parish of Hemyock
- Madecomb 1330,1333 SR
- Madecome 1349 Ass
- Matcombe 1538–44 ECP8,11
Probably 'Mada 's combe,' v. Madworthy supra 130. Mada would be a pet form of OE pers. names in Mǣð -, in this case probably Mǣþhere , judging by the early spelling of Madford infra 618. The two places are about a mile apart and may take their names from the same man. For the modern form of the name, cf. Stockham, Rockham supra 399, 602.