English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Irishcombe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Meshaw

Historical Forms

  • Eruescoma (sic) 1086 DB
  • Yernyscombe juxta Wytherygg 1314 Ass
  • Irishcombe 1738 Recov


'Eagle's combe' or possibly 'Earnwīg 's cumb,' a name which would perhaps better explain the modern trisyllabic form.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement