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.

the Preists Close

Field in the Parish of Wyham cum Cadeby

Historical Forms

  • the Preists Close 1579 Terrier 1712 Terrier
  • the Priest or ... rlong Close 1712 Terrier
  • the Priests Close 1724 Terrier

Etymology

the Preists Close l17, the Priest or...rlong Close 1712, the Priests Close 1724(v.prēost; the partly illegible alternative 1712 form may be Furlong Close, cf.furlanges supra)