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.

Prince's Bridge

Other OS name in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints


, cf . 'the prince 's wood '1364 BPR , Prynce Wood , Prince Woode vel le Princes East Wood 1615DuCo , The Princes river 1617Add ( probably R . Frome ) , Prince of WalesRd supra , all in allusion to the possession of the manor of Fordington by the Prince of Wales . The reference to pontem borialem iuxta molend ' predict ' [le Estmyll ]1549Ct may also belong here , v. Mill(Fordington) supra .