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Early-attested site in the Parish of Cranham

Historical Forms

  • Ledecome 1121 Glouc
  • Ledencome p.1412 GloucHist
  • Ladelcombe 1537 Rent
  • Laddlecombe 1838 TA


Ladlecombe, Ledecome 1121 Glouc, Ledencome p. 1412 GloucHist, Ladelcombe 1537Rent , Laddlecombe 1838TA . v. cumb 'valley'; the spellings are too varied for certainty; topographically OE  hlædel 'ladle' might be used here figuratively for the small deep valley which opens out west of Cranham to form a spoon-shaped hollow.