English Place-name Society

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.

Welcome Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Powerstock

Historical Forms

  • Welcombe, Wellcoombe (Hill) 1839 TA


, Welcombe ,Wellcoombe (Hill )1839TA , probably ' valley with a spring or stream ' , from wella and cumb , thus identical in origin with Woolcombe Fm some 3 miles E in the neighbouring par . of Toller Porcorum ; a small tributary of the River Asker rises and flows just S of here .