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.

Bearstone

Major Settlement in the Parish of Woore

Historical Forms

  • Byarston' 1291–2 Ass
  • Bardestune 1086 DB
  • Bardeston 1284-5 FA
  • Beggardeston' 1255-6 Ass
  • Begardeston' 1271-2 Ass
  • Bearston' 1271-2 Ass
  • Bearstone 1281 Ipm 1607 PR(L)
  • Bearston 1303 Pat 1577 Saxton 1694 PR(L)
  • Beerston 1655 SAS1/XLVII
  • Berston 1662 ib
  • Byardeston' 1291-2 Ass
  • Byarston' 1291-2 Ass
  • Beardstone Halle e.17th SAS4/III
  • Byardeston' 1291-2 Ass

Etymology

Possibly 'Bæghard's estate', v. tūn . The personal name is not on record, but both elements are evidenced, and it is a reasonable conjecture.

Places in the same Parish