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


In 1894 the civil par. of Buckland Ripers was annexed to Radipole, and part of Radipole was added to Melcombe Regis. In 1933 part of Radipole was transferred to the borough of Weymouth and the remainder to the par. of Chickerell for civil purposes (Kelly).

Major Settlements