Early-attested site in the Parish of Great and Little Stukeley
- Prestesleye 1284 Cl
- Prestelei boscus 1286 For
- Prestelee, Presteley 1368 FF 1483 ADv
OE prēosta -lēage (dat.), 'priests' clearing,' but why so called it is impossible now to say. This is the natural development in contrast to Priestley supra 74, which shows the influence of the independent word.