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Major Settlement in the Parish of Payhembury

Historical Forms

  • Hamberia 1086 DB
  • Haumbire 1238 FF
  • Paihember 1236 BM 1422 IpmR
  • Payhaumbir' 1242 Fees786
  • Pahembury 1272 Exon
  • Pahembyre 1291 Tax
  • Payembre 1285 FA


v. Broadhembury supra 557. The same earthwork is referred to in both names. The manor must at one time have been in the possession of a man named Paie (OE  Pǣga ). Cf. Goodameavy supra 229.