English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Plumbland

Historical Forms

  • Personeby 1292 Ass 1332 SR
  • Personby 1338 Ass
  • Parsonby 1704 NicVisit


Parsonby , or the Parson's town; which is holden of the rector for the time being” (NB ii, 118).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement