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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Prestecote 1190,1 P 1327 SR
  • Prescot 1508 AD


'Priests' cottage(s)'. There is a second Sa instance in Stottesdon. The name occurs also in Co, Gl, La, O, but it is much less common than Preston.