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 Kidderminster

Historical Forms

  • atte Blakestone 1275 SR
  • Blackstone 1673 FF


This is a high rock, dark in colour, so called in contrast to Redstone (supra 35) three miles lower down the Severn. This also had a hermitage.