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.

Warmscombe Firs, Warmscombe Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bix

Historical Forms

  • Warmundescumbe 1220 Fees
  • Warmodescumb' 1278–9 RH 1522–3 AugmOff
  • Wermodescombe 1285 Ass
  • Wermundescome, Wer(e)mundesham 1285 Ass
  • Wormunstone 1285 Ass
  • Warmoteston 1321 Ipm
  • Warmotescombe 1393 Cl
  • Warmotestovere 1428 FA
  • Warnedelescombe 1346 FA


'Wǣrmōd 's valley,' v. cumb . There has been confusion with the more common personal name Wǣrmund : Wǣrmōd is only found in place-names. Alternatively the -n - in some forms may be inorganic, cf. PN Bk 140–1, where this latter explanation is given for an -n - in the second syllable of forms for Wormstone, which contains Wǣrmōd .