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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Maltby

Historical Forms

  • S(e)ton 14 Roche
  • Stone 1355 MinAcct 1611 FF 1640 WillY
  • Stones 1379 PT


Stone, S (e )ton 14 Roche, Stone 1355MinAcct 22, 1611 FF, 1640 WillY, Stones 1379 PT (p), v. stān 'a rock'. Stone is a little lower down the valley from Roche Abbey supra , but it no doubt describes the same rocky slopes of Firbeck Dike.