English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ilfracombe

Historical Forms

  • Champernounyscomb 1439 Exon
  • Chambercomb 1525 AOMB
  • Chambernon 1321 Exon


Champernounyscomb 1439 Exon, Chambercomb 1525AOMB and is to be associated with the family of Henry de Chambernon (1321 Exon), probably a descendant of the Oliver de Campo Ernulfi whose heirs held the manor of Ilfracombe in 1242 (Fees 784).