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Survey of English Place-Names

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Comb Hays

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • Combehaye c.1560 Glyn
  • Combehey c.1560 Glyn
  • Combehaie 1576 Glyn

Etymology

Comb Hays(Combehaye, Combehey c. 1560,Combehaie 1576, cf. Robert de la Combe, John in la Combe 1327, Robert in la Comb' 1332, ten' q' Rob' Combe tenet 1450, mes' et terre vocat' Combes c.1560, prat' voc' Combesmo(u)re 1450, 1505, v. cumb'valley',(ge)hæg'enclosure', mōr'moor, marshland')