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 King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Le Horestok 1331 Misc
  • Hoorestock 1675 WillsP


Hoore is from OE  har and is descriptive of a boundary stocc or post. The place lies where King's Norton, Solihull and Yardley meet. The development of initial w is dialectal, cf. Old Swinford supra 309, warstone as a field-name in Clent (Terrier 1838) = hoarstone, and Whoarstone in Himbleton (1649 Surv).