Long Preston
"priests farm/settlement"
from the Old English 'prêost' meaning a priest, and the Old English 'tûn' meaning an enclosure/farmstead/village/estate
Long was added to the village's name to distinguish it from the many other Prestons and refers to its linear development
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham

Long Preston is a village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 
It is located 4 miles south of Settle and has a population of approximately 750.

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. 
Surviving croft lands surrounding the village can be traced back to Domesday.

To the north the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Yorkshire Dales;
to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley which, in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland.

The village has two Inns (including the Boar's Head that serves excellent food and accommodation) and a Post Office/Village Store.

There are 27 listed buildings within the parish including Grade I listed Church of St Mary the Virgin.


More information

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