Sutton Poyntz is also a small and ill-defined village which forms a northern extension to the larger village of Preston. It lies in a small enclosed valley beneath the Osmington White Horse, a local landmark.
Liberties were areas of widely variable extent which were independent of the usual system of hundreds and boroughs for a number of different reasons, usually to do with peculiarities of tenure. Because of their tenurial rather than geographical origin, the areas covered by liberties could either be widely scattered across a county or limited to an area smaller than a single parish. (Source:Wikipedia)