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.

Hoarstone Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kidderminster

Historical Forms

  • Horstan 1240 Wigorn
  • othehoreston, de Horeston 1275 SR 1307 Ipm
  • Hoarstone 1651 FF


'Boundary-stone' (v. har ), possibly one on the bounds of Wyre forest. This is a very common term in the West Country, cf. Horestone Furlong in Overbury, Whoarston Grove in Himbleton, from the 1649 Survey.