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.

Weymouth & Melcombe Regis

Parish in the County of Dorset


Melcombe Regis, originally a separate borough, was united with the borough of Weymouth in 1571. The joint borough was extended to include parts of the parishes of Radipole and Wyke R. in 1895, and parts of the parishes of Bincombe, Broadwey, Chickerell, Preston, Radipole, Upwey and Wyke R. in 1933 (Kelly).

Major Settlements