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.

Whitstone Field

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hardwicke

Historical Forms

  • Whitstone felde c.1603 TRMB
  • Whitstone field 1839 TA
  • Witestan 1221 Ass16d


Whitstone Field (lost), Whitstone felde c. 1603TRMB , Whitstone field 1839TA ; there was an Adam Clodier de Witestan 1221Ass 16d but this has not been identified with certainty. 'The white stone', v. hwīt , stān . This may well have given its name to Whitstone Hundred (174supra ). Fields nos. 373–5 in TA 13, 97 locate it at grid-point 143–800118 near the gore of land formed by the junction of the Stroud road with the Roman road from Gloucester to the south.