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Survey of English Place-Names

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Preston upon the Weald Moors

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Prestune 1086 DB
  • Preston' 1238 Cl
  • Preston' in Wyldemor 1261-2 ForProc
  • Preston' sub Wyldemor 1291-2 Ass
  • Preston' sup' Wildemor 1294-9 Ass
  • Preston' super Le Wyldemor 1305-6 Ass
  • Preston upon Wyldemore 1392 Pat
  • Preston de Wildmore 1657 PR(L)
  • Preston on the Wild-Moores 1709 ib
  • Preston of the Wildmore 1749 ib
  • Preston in the Wildmoors 1782 PR(L)

Etymology

Here, as for Preston Brockhurst, DB offers no clue about the ecclesiastical ownership evidenced by the name.

Weald Moor means 'wild, uncultivated marsh'.