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Survey of English Place-Names

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Loscombe Barn, N Loscombe Plant., S Loscombe Plant.

Other OS name in the Parish of West Knighton


, cf. viam regiam vocat Louscombe 1530Weld 1 , Loscombe Close , Loscombe Common 1785EnclA , ' valley with a pigsty ' , from hlōse and cumb , which is probably the usual meaning of this common Do name ; the road referred to in 1530 is no doubt the Broadmayne - Dorchester road , cf. Dorchester New Rd , Dorchester Path Corner , Dorchester Path Furlong 1785EnclA .