We get the same in North Devon. Combe Martin has be variously named over the
centuries - Coombe Martin, Combmartin, Cumbmartin, Cumba, Martindecumba, and
the latest was Cumbademartinus.
Hey ho. I put it down to a lack of good North Devon scrumpy!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince Russett" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
> As we Dwellers west of the Great Wood have found. Mind you, many English
> haven't grasped West Country names either: Frome, Woolfardisworthy,
> Bideford and even Shepton Mallet ('Shepton Mawlay') I've heard mangled on
> TV. The last one had the drinkers in my local pub helpless with laughter.
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Mike Weatherley <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:17:20 +0100
>> > From: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Or worse. I live in Great Ryburgh in Norfolk - formerly Ryburgh Magna.
>> > Recently saw it in a report referred to as 'Great Ryburgh Magna' (and
>> > Ryburgh Parva). Made me smile.
>> > Matt Champion.
>> Yup. Just goes to show that the English never quite got the hang of
>> Latin or Welsh meanings :o)