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Sheepscombe is a small village in Gloucestershire, 6.5 miles south-east of Gloucester, 6 miles north-east of Stroud, and 1+⁄2 miles east of Painswick, lying just off the A46 and B4070 roads. The first record of the village dates from around 1260, with the original name of Sebbescumbe - the name possibly comes from the names of early local settlers named Ebba or Sebba. 'Combe' means valley.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire has been known in the past
Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Sheepscombe, eccl. dist. and vil., Painswick par., Gloucestershire - dist., pop. 555; vil., 3 miles N. of Stroud; P.O.
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