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.

Holt Preen

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Parva Prona 1255 RH
  • Parva Prene 1271–2 Ass
  • Holtprene 1255–6 Ass 1316 Cl
  • Holtprene 1316 Pat
  • Hoult Preene 1689 PR(H)
  • Holt Preen 1833 OS
  • The Holt 1843 TA


The name Preen is discussed (albeit inconclusively) in Parts 1and 2.This place is Parva for distinction from Church Preen, in which parish it lay until the 13th cent.

Places in the same Parish