The War Stone is a volcanic rock, that is believed to have been carried from Wales by glacial ice during the ice age. The War Stone was formally known as Horenstonfeld over time this was shortened to Hoar Stone, later known as the War Stone.
The War Stone was used as a parish boundary mark where the manors of Aston, Birmingham and Handsworth me
The War Stone
“This felsite boulder was deposited near here by a glacier during the Ice Age: being at one time used as a parish boundary mark. It was known as the Hoar Stone of which the modern War Stone is a corruption.”