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.

Elscombe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yarcombe

Historical Forms

  • Yellyscumb 1445 Rental
  • Yelescomb, Ellescomb, Ayllescomb, Yeallescomb t.Hy6 Ct


Cf. Yealscombe in Exford (So), Yelescumb 1155–8 (1334) Ch, Eylescombe 1327SR (p). Probably 'Ægel 's valley,' cf. Elston supra 407, with occasional inorganic y .