English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Tamerton Foliot

Historical Forms

  • Blachestane 1086 DB
  • Blakestana t.Hy2 Oliver
  • Blakestane 1242 Fees789
  • ferry of Blakeston 1263 Ipm
  • Blakeston Martynes 1377 Cl


'At the black stone.' No trace of such now exists. It is possible, however, that Blaxton and Whitson infra 243 refer respectively to Blaxton and Whitson Crosses. For Martynes , v. Maristow infra .