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.

Cole Combe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Winterborne Houghton

Historical Forms

  • Colecumbe, Colcomb (boscos de Colcomb, parcum de Colcomb) l13 Hutch3
  • Colcombe e15 PlR 1603 Weld2
  • Colecombe 1838 TA


Cole Combe (ST 795064), Colecumbe , Colcomb (boscos de Colcomb , parcum de Colcomb )l13 Hutch3, Colcombe e15PlR , 1603Weld 2, Colecombe 1838TA , v. cumb 'valley'; the first el. may be col 1 'charcoal', cōl 2 'cool', cāl 'cabbage', or the OE  pers.n. Cola .