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.

Backstone Beck

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Bacstainbek 1314 Fount


'Stream from which backstones , i.e. bake-stones, were obtained' ME  *bakstain < ON  steinn and bekkr . Cf. Baxterwood and Backstonerigg PN NbDu s.nn.