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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Sandford

Historical Forms

  • Prowse al. Higher Dodridge t.Jas1 ECP
  • Prowseland 1638 FF
  • Prou 1330 SR


Prowse al. Higher Dodridge t. Jas 1 ECP, Prowseland 1638FF , and is probably to be associated with the family of Walter Prou (1330SR ), Prowse being for Prou 's .