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Survey of English Place-Names

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Solcum Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wolverley

Historical Forms

  • Socombe
  • Solcan 1649 Surv


There is very little material to go on. The farm lies at the head of a little valley, with a spring in it, which may have given rise to a sol or miry place. Hence 'miry-valley,' v. cumb .