Preston  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Preston like this:

PRESTON, a parish in Weymouth district, Dorset; on Weymouth bay, 3¼ miles N E of Weymouth r. station. It includes the tything of Sutton-Poyntz; and its post town is Weymouth. Acres, 2, 679; of which 70 are water. Real property, £4, 766. Pop., 723. Houses, 164. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor belongs to J. Weld, Esq. There is a coast-guard station. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £202.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is old, was recently restored, and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a national school.

Preston through time

Preston is now part of Weymouth and Portland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Weymouth and Portland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Preston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Preston, in Weymouth and Portland and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th July 2019

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