English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Axminster

Historical Forms

  • Clocombe 1366 DA
  • Clocumbe woode 1550 AOMB


is Clocombe 1366 DA 9, Clocumbe woode 1550AOMB . This name , as Professor Ekwall suggests , may be a compound of OE  cloh , ' ravine , ' and cumb .