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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Preston

Historical Forms

  • Prestetone 1086 DB
  • Prestitun 1212 Fees72
  • Bisshopespreston 1319 FF
  • Preston Ep'i 1340 NI


'Priests' farm,' v. preost , tun , distinguished from other Sussex Prestons as held (DB) by the Bishop of Chichester.Cf. Preston in Beddingham infra 358 and in West Firle infra 360.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site