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.

Doddeston

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • Doddeston 1336 Ilch
  • Dodstone furlonge 1615 DuCo

Etymology

Doddeston 1336, Dodstone furlonge 1615(perhaps'Dodda's stone', from theOE  pers.n. Dodda and stān, but cf. dodde'summit of a hill')