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.

The Mumbles

Other OS name in the Parish of Stanton St Gabriel


, offshore rocks , perhaps a transferred name from The Mumbles on the Gower Peninsula in Wales ( possibly from Fr  mamelles ' breasts ' with reference to two small offshore islands ) , or an independent formation from the same word .