The parish of Preston lies to the south of Hitchin. Its only community is Preston.
Preston, Hertfordshire, the village website has links to local organisations and events.
A History of Preston in Hertfordshire, a website run by Philip Wray, contains a wealth of information about the village and nearby hamlets.
Preston does not appear in Domesday Book; it was part of the manor of Welei (now Waylay Green: the Open Domesday website wrongly calls it Wain).
(Temple) Dinsley, now just a house, was also a manor in Domesday Book.
Family history links
The Uk and Ireland Genealogy website explains where to find parish registers; Preston was a chapelry of Hitchin Parish.
The Family Search website links to free and subscription resources.
Wray, P J 2015 A History of Preston in Hertfordshire. Stevenage: Berforts