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.

Whitcombe Eweleaze

Field in the Parish of Long Bredy

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • Witcombe 1615 DuCo
  • close called Wideombe 1650 Hutch

Etymology

Whitcombe Eweleaze(Witcombe 1615, close called Wideombe(sic, no doubt for Widecombe)1650,'wide valley', v. wīd, cumb, cf. Whitcombe par. 1259)