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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chedworth

Historical Forms

  • on posecumbes heafdon c.800 BCS299 11th
  • Puscombe 1824 M


Postcombe, on posecumbes heafdon c. 800 (11th) BCS 299, Puscombe 1824 M. The first el. may be a form of the rare OE  posa , pusa 'bag' used in some figurative sense to describe a hollow. v. cumb 'valley', hēafod 'head'.