means place at the stone or stones. The stones
in question here were those used to build a cairn over the grave
of two Saxon princes, killed by their father c. 680 AD. Around 1187
Stone was known as Stanes.
travel by road to Stone, use the M6. If you are heading north from
Birmingham exit east at Junction 14, Stafford, and join the A34
northbound, which will take you directly to Stone. If you are coming
south on the M6, exit east at Junction 15, Newcastle-under-Lyme,
and turn south on to the A34 which will take you to Stone.