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.

Holcombe Rogus

Major Settlement in the Parish of Holcombe Rogus

Historical Forms

  • (on) holancumbes land scare 958 BCS1027
  • Holecoma 1086 DB
  • Holecumbe 1238 Ass 1242 Fees786
  • Holecombe Roges 1281 Ass
  • Holcombe Rogys 1383 Exon
  • Holecomb Regis 1414 IpmR


'Hollow valley,' v. holh , cumb . In DB it was held by one Rogo ; Simon, son of Rogo , gave Holcombe Church to Montacute Priory c. 1160 and Jordan fil. Roges held the manor in 1238 (Ass ). For land scare , cf. Landskerry supra 215.