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.

The Rocks

Early-attested site in the Parish of Buxted

Historical Forms

  • Stonerocks 1559 SAC41,207
  • lez Stonerock 1569 ADv
  • le Stonerocks 1574 ADv


The Rocks may be identical with the place called Stonerocks in 1559 (SAC 41, 207), lez Stonerock (1569 AD v), le Stonerocks (1574 AD v). It was possibly the home of John Stonrok of Framfield (1296 SR). Cf. atte Stonerokk as a pers. name in Kent (1327SR ).