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 Sampford Courtenay

Historical Forms

  • Cockescumb' 1242 Fees784
  • Cokescomb 1333 SR
  • Cockyscombe 1345 Ass
  • Cokkescombe 1378 IpmR
  • Coklescumbe 1244 Ass
  • Coklescombe 1330 SR
  • Coscombe t.Ed6 Rental


v. cumb . Probably 'cock's combe' or 'Cocc 's combe,' but if the spellings with l are to be taken into account we may compare Curscombe infra 563.