English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Battle Stones

Other OS name in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Battlestones 1846 TA

Etymology

, 1623 VCH X23 , 1833 OS , Battlestones 1846TA . On the 6 ″ map this is a scatter of rocks on top of Willstone Hill . TA gives the name to the large enclosure in which these stand . Battle in field - names is considered to refer to juridical battle , the settlement of disputes by combat .