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


A large part of Sherborne was added to the reconstructed par. of Castleton in 1895, although a small part of Castleton was transferred to Sherborne in 1928.

Major Settlements