Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitestone
- Tywiscumb(e) 1238 Ass
- Tywescomb 1244 Ass 1294 Ass
- Tewescomb 1301 Ass
- Tuwyscombe 1325 Oliver
This name resembles Tuesley (Sr), Tiwesle DB, which designated a clearing sacred to the Saxon god Tiw. It is very doubtful, however, if a heathen name of this type could be found in Devon. Alternatively we might take Tiw as a short form of such an OE pers. name as Teoweald , Teowulf .