from the Old English 'prêost' meaning a priest, and the Old English 'tûn' meaning an enclosure/farmstead/village/estate
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham
Long Preston is a village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village is sited on the main A65 road and has a station on the Leeds to Carlisle railway line.
The local heritage group has found evidence of occupation dating back 8000 years to the Stone (Mesolithic) Age.
To the north the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Yorkshire Dales;
The village has two Inns (including the Boar's Head that serves excellent food and accommodation) and a Post Office/Village Store.
In and Around Long Preston