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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Sutcombe

Historical Forms

  • Sutecoma 1086 DB
  • Suttecumb' 1242 Fees772 1428 FA
  • Suttacombe 1339 Ass 1421 Exon
  • Suthtecumbe 1268 Exon
  • Suthcombe 1291 Tax
  • Southecomb 1303 FA
  • Sottecome 1281 Ass
  • Sottecumbe 1299 Cl
  • Sottecombe 1299 Ipm


Persistent utt in the early forms of this name must lead us to associate it with Sotwell (Berks), Suttan wille BCS 810, and Suttanurde (BCS 864). All alike point to an obscure Sutta as a pers. name. Later some of the spellings show association with South -names like Sutton.

Places in the same Parish