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Preston is a place name, surname and given name that may refer to:



  • Preston, Lancashire, an urban settlement
    • The City of Preston, Lancashire, a borough and non-metropolitan district which contains the settlement
    • County Borough of Preston, a local government district containing the settlement from 1835 to 1974
    • Preston (UK Parliament constituency)
    • Preston railway station in Preston, Lancashire
    • The PR postcode area, also known as the Preston postcode area
    • Preston Urban Area, the conurbation with Preston at its core
  • Preston, Devon (in Paignton)
  • Preston, Dorset
  • Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire, near Kingston upon Hull
  • Preston, Hertfordshire
  • Preston, London, near Wembley
    • Preston (ward)
  • Preston, Rutland
  • Preston, Somerset
  • Preston, Tyne and Wear
  • Preston, Aldbourne and Ramsbury, Wiltshire
  • Preston, Lyneham, Wiltshire
  • Preston Bagot, Warwickshire
  • Preston Bissett, Buckinghamshire
  • Preston Brook, Cheshire
  • Preston Capes, Northamptonshire
  • Preston Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire
  • Preston Deanery, Northamptonshire
  • Preston Gubbals, Shropshire
  • Preston-le-Skerne, County Durham
  • Preston-next-Wingham, Kent
  • Preston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
  • Preston-on-Tees, Eaglescliffe, Teesside
  • Preston on the Hill, Cheshire
  • Preston on Wye, Herefordshire
  • Preston Plucknett, Somerset
  • Preston St Mary, Suffolk
  • Preston-under-Scar, North Yorkshire
  • Preston upon the Weald Moors, Shropshire
  • Preston Village, Brighton, Sussex
  • Preston Wynne, Herefordshire
  • Great Preston, West Yorkshire
  • Long Preston, North Yorkshire



  • Preston, Nova Scotia
    • East Preston, Nova Scotia
    • North Preston
    • Preston (electoral district)
  • Preston, Ontario


  • Guatemala, Cuba, also known as Preston, in the Holguín Province


  • Preston, Prestonpans, East Lothian, in Prestonpans
  • Preston, East Linton, East Lothian, in East Linton
  • Preston, Scottish Borders, near Duns
  • Prestonkirk, near East Linton, East Lothian
  • Preston Mill, a watermill near East Linton, East Lothian

United States

Outer space

  • 3792 Preston, an asteroid


  • Preston (singer) (born 1982), British singer
  • List of people with given name Preston
  • List of people with surname Preston

Fictional characters

  • Becky Preston, from the Shiloh movies
  • Bill S. Preston Esq., one half of Bill and Ted, played by Alex Winter
  • Dara Lynn Preston, from the Shiloh movies
  • Dick Preston, The New Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Marty Preston, from the Shiloh movies
  • Preston Northwest from Gravity Falls
  • Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
  • Dr. Preston Burke, Grey's Anatomy
  • Preston the robot dog in the Wallace and Gromit film A Close Shave
  • Preston (played by Colin Hanks), Carl Denham's assistant in King Kong (2005 film)
  • Cleric John Preston (played by Christian Bale) in Equilibrium (film)
  • Preston Winthrop from MySims Agents
  • John James Preston, the full name of Mr. Big (Sex and the City), Carrie Bradshaw's love interest in the Sex and the City television series and ensuing films


  • HMS Preston, multiple ships
  • USS Preston, multiple ships
  • WT Preston, a stern wheel snagboat operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers


  • HM Prison Preston, a prison in England
  • Preston baronets, baronetcies created for persons with the surname Preston
  • Preston Car Company, a Canadian railway equipment builder
  • Preston (METRORail station), Houston, Texas
  • Preston (speedway), a British speedway team
  • Preston North End F.C., an English football club
  • Preston Street (disambiguation)

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Preston (desambiguación) para niños

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