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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Preston Quarter

Historical Forms

  • Prestun c.1135 Lowther
  • Prestona t.Ric.i Ch 1308
  • Preston c.1210 StB
  • Preston Quarter 1705 CW(OS)ix


'Priest or priests' tūn.' This was originally part of St Bees parish.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site