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.

Sharcombe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Luppitt

Historical Forms

  • Shorecumbe 1245 FF
  • Shorecomb 1520 Ct


The first element is probably the word shore , 'steep slope, declivity,' discussed in PN Sx 246s. n. Shoreham. The place is in a small combe below a steep hillside.