Pronunciation in italics:
Basics – “c” is always hard, like “k”; words are usually shortened.
Note – A combe is a steep-sided valley, called “coomb” or “cwm” in other lands; “combe” is pronounced “coom” with an aspirated “b”.
Badgeworthy Lees – Badgery: a moor covered in standing stones and stone rows;
Brockwell – badger’s well; Brockell
Buckethole Farm (say it very fast, missing the “h”, like Buckytole
Cloud Farm and Allotment – an allotment is common land often used for market gardening
Cloutsham Ball – clouts – ham; ball is a rounded hill; “
Dumbledeer Copse – NO relation to Harry Potter !!!
Dun Keri – Doon Kery; the high mountain behind the Shapeshifters Arms, mean’s Keri’s high stronghold; Keri is the goddess of the land.
Foxhole Combe – Coom
Hawkecombe & Hawkridge – Hockum and Hockridge
Honeybeetle Cross – honeybittle
Hoar Oak Tree & Ladywell Springs – high up near Pinkworthy Pond on Woodbarrow Hangings the source of the Hoaroak Water (streams are often called “water”)
Kylbone, an ancient sacred spring, the White Hart (stag) lives here
Luccombe – in this case combe is pronounced “cumb”, with an aspirated “b” – Luck-um
Mounsey castle – an ancient tump or man-made mound
Mouseberry Stones – mousebry
Muxworthy Lane – mux-erry
Oakbeer wood – called for the beer made there at Buckethole Farm
Pinkworthy Pond – pinkery; source of the Barle river
Robin Howe – how; ancient barrow
Sloecombe Road – slowcum; called for the sloe trees (blackthorn) which line it
Syds Wood – sides
Withypool – pool of the willows