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


Preston is in the liberty of Sutton Poyntz, v. note under Culliford Tree hundred supra and v. Sutton Poyntz infra . In 1933 part of this par. was transferred to the borough of Weymouth, part to the par. of Bincombe, and the rest to the par. of Poxwell for civil purposes (Kelly).

Major Settlements