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 Ilfracombe

Historical Forms

  • Kamescoth' 1242 Fees771
  • Cambescote 1326 Ipm
  • Cammescote 1346 FA
  • Camescote 1371 IpmR


'Camme 's cot(e).' This may, as suggested by Blomé (21), be the same Camme whose son Bristric held the not far distant manor of Bugford in East Down in 1086 (DB f. 126 b).