Warstone

B18 - Grid reference SP059877

Horenstonfeld: first record 1390

"The War Stone - This felsite boulder was deposited near here by a glacier during the Ice Age; being at one time used as a parish boundary mark, it was known as the Hoar Stone of which the modern War stone is a corruption."
"The War Stone - This felsite boulder was deposited near here by a glacier during the Ice Age; being at one time used as a parish boundary mark, it was known as the Hoar Stone of which the modern War stone is a corruption."

 

 

 

 

Horenstonfeld, from Old English har stan feld, means 'boundary stone field'. (Warstone is  aname also found elsewhere.) This is the point where the manors of Aston, Birmingham and Handsworth met. The hoarstone, a glacial erratic can still be seen on Warstone Lane in Warstone Cemetery.


This is not a district but a streetname and location in Hockley.


See also Warstock above.

 

William Dargue 27.02.09/ 02.08.2010

 

 

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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55193&sheetid=10087&ox=4335&oy=2954&zm=1&czm=1&x=267&y=32