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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Comble 1086 DB
  • Comeley 1300 Nash 18th LibPens 1380


This may be a compound of cumb and leah , but as the site is lost we cannot be sure. There is another reference to the combe in kumbewalle in Chadwich (Bodl 76) and to Comble in Comeleford , a pers. name in Cofton in 1275 (SR).