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.


Parish in the County of Dorset


This par. was formed in 1894 out of the old par. of Wimborne Minster. Part of Hampreston par. infra (Pilford, Middle Hill, Canford Bottom, etc) was transferred to this par. in 1913, and in 1933 part of this par. was transferred to Wimborne Minster.

Major Settlements