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Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Wythicumb 1287 Ass
  • Wydecomb 1340 SR
  • Little Withecome 1466–83 ECPi,365
  • Brodewethecomb al. Great Wethecomb 1562 Deed


is Wythicumb 1287Ass , Wydecomb 1340SR (p), Little Withecome 1466–83 ECP i, 365, Brodewethecomb al. Great Wethecomb 1562Deed , v wiðig , cumb . For broad in the sense of great , cf. Broad Clyst infra 573 .