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Early-attested site in the Parish of Whiteshill

Historical Forms

  • Ruscumbe, Ruscombe 1538 FF p.1567 GR445 1613 FF


Ruscombe, Ruscumbe , Ruscombe 1538FF , p. 1567GR 445, 1613FF .v. cumb 'valley'; the first el. may be hrīs 'brushwood' or risc 'rush', but the material is inadequate.