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.

Chescombe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wapley & Codrington

Historical Forms

  • Chesecumba c.1145 Glouc
  • Chesecombe 1327 SR
  • Chescumbe 1287 Ass


Chescombe Fm, Chesecumba c. 1145 Glouc, Chesecombe 1327SR (p), Chescumbe 1287Ass (p). Possibly 'valley where cheese was produced', v. cēse , cumb , but the first el. may be OE  ceas 'heap of stones' or the like; cf. Chescombe (i, 154supra ), Chesley Hill (71infra ).