The name, spelt Preston Gubbalds or Preston Gobald in some historical sources, is derived from the Old English for "priest's settlement", along with the name of Godebold or Godbold, a priest who was subtenant of the manor in 1066 and at the time of the Domesday Book survey. The same man also held PREEN, LACK, ATCHAM AND UCKINGTON. According to the Rotuli Hundredorum. [II. 75. 172] Preston Gobald coupled with Bosshall, was said to be held by [Sir] Thomas de Boshall, as mentioned in the Nomina Villlarum of 1316. To the west is the large village of Bomere Heath (once a hamlet of Preston Gubbals parish) and to the south is the small village of Albrighton. The village church is dedicated to St. Martin and contains a mediaeval chancel, now the south aisle, with 19th century additions.
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/647; year 1422;http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no647/bCP40no647dorses/IMG_0574.htm; 6th entry; end of first line
- Preston Gubbals, GENUKI
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