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.


Parish in the County of Dorset


A borough, incorporated in 1248, constituted a county in 1559, extended in 1905 to include the pars. of Branksome, Hamworthy, Longfleet and Parkstone, and again in 1933 to include the par. of Canford Magna.

Major Settlements