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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.

Preston Bagot

Major Settlement in the Parish of Preston Bagot

Historical Forms

  • Prestetone 1086 DB
  • Preston c.1185 France
  • Preston Bagot 1263 FF
  • Bagotes Preston 1304 Ass
  • Preston in Wodeland 1311 Wigorn
  • Preston Whyteleye 1327 SR


'Farm of or belonging to the priests,' v. preost , tun . Symon Bagoth held the manor in 1235 (Fees). The manor was held (t. Hy 2) by Ingeram Bagot (Dugdale 590). It is near Whitley infra 245.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name