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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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Patcham

Historical Forms

  • Mulescumba t.Wm2 Lewes
  • Molescumba t.Wm2 Lewes 1121 AC
  • Moliscumbe 1089–1138 ADA15404
  • Molliscumbe 1279 Ass
  • Molscumb 1296 SR
  • Mulscombe 1610 Speed
  • Mousecombe 1615 SRS14,80


'Mūl 's valley,' v. cumb , and cf. Moustone infra 309 and Mousehanger in Winsford (So), 1257 Ass Muleshangre (p).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement