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 Thorncombe

Historical Forms

  • Tornecoma 1086 DB
  • Tornecumb(a) c.1140 BM t.John Abbr
  • Thorn(e)cumbe 1228 FF t.Ed1 QW


'Thorn valley,' v. cumb .