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.


Field in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Soulescumbe Hy3 Cerne
  • Soulescombe 1300 Hutch
  • Solescombe 1364 Hutch
  • Sowlescombe 1568 Hutch


Soulescumbe Hy 3(14), Soulescombe 1300, Solescombe 1364, Sowlescombe 1568(v. cumb'valley', first el. possibly sulh'gully'; in the bounds of Gillingham forest)