English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Pentridge Fm, Pentridge Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Sturminster Newton

Historical Forms

  • Pentridge 1811 OS
  • Penstret' 1332 SR
  • firmam voc' Penstrate 1619 CH


( Pentridge 1811 OS ) , no early forms , but probably to be identified with Penstret '1332 SR (p), firmam voc 'Penstrate 1619CH , from strǣt with penn 2 ' a fold, a pen ' , or ( if the name is older ) penn 1 ' hill ' ( Pentridge Fm is situated on the slopes of an elongated hill , so that a second el . hrycg might also not be out of the question ; however , the later form may have been transferred from the par . name Pentridge 2235 which has a different origin but which like Bagber was in Cranborne hundred ) .