Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8QW
Date of visit: 14th Sept 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stone is a market town and civil parish in Staffordshire, England, 7 miles (11 km) north of Stafford and 7 miles (11 km) south of Stoke-on-Trent and 15 miles (24 km) north of Rugeley. It was an urban district council and a rural district council before becoming part of the Borough of Stafford in 1974.
The place-name’s meaning is exactly what is stated, a “stone, rock”, from the Old English stān (stone).
The local story is that the town was named after the pile of stones taken from the River Trent raised on the graves of the two princes, Ruffin and Wulfad, killed in AD 665 by their father, King Wulfhere of Mercia, because of their conversion to Christianity. However, this legend is unlikely to be true. Wulfhere was already a Christian when he became king, and the story on which it is probably based is set by Bede in another part of the country over ten years after Wulfhere’s death.
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Location – UK Postcode ST15 8QW
Location – OS Grid Ref: 391826, 331987
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.885282, -2.122921
Location – Northing / Westing 52°53’07.0″N 2°07’22.5″W