COVID-19 Update

If you need assistance due to self isolating or shielding, Rotherfield Parish Council is supporting ‘Parish Pals’ a community initiative to support our local community through this event. Please email or call Rotherfield St Martin on 01892 853021 or 07307 185450

From Parish Pals:

Good Morning Parish Pals, We are very excited to launch our NEW APP which gives you ONE place to look up the INFORMATION you might need to have at your fingertips. It is a comprehensive local directory from food suppliers, to health and pets, to citizens advice, local Gov contacts and also another direct route to Parish Pals volunteers. In such a fast changing world, we have been challenged to come up with a solution and fellow Parish Pal Adam Miller of Atomicity has kindly developed this nifty system. He has also volunteered to keep it up to date, as best he can in these times. If you are a local business and are not yet included, or you need to update your information, please get in touch with Adam or comment on this post. If you don’t have a smartphone the info is on the RSM website www. APP is easy to download and comes with a step by step guide. parish


Rotherfield Parish Council works for and represents the communities of Rotherfield, Mark Cross, Eridge Green, and Boarshead which makes us one of the largest parishes in Wealden.

Rotherfield is one of the oldest Saxon settlements in the High Weald of Sussex. The name is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon redrefeld meaning cattle lands. Rotherfield has been designated as a conservation area because of the quality of the buildings, including the Grade 1 listed St Denys’ Church.

Eridge (& Boarshead) is thought to derive from ‘Eagle ridge’, or ‘ridge frequented by eagles’. It is directly north of Rotherfield, and largely overlaps the ecclesiastical parish of Eridge Green. It was formed on 5 February 1856 out of parts of the former parishes of Frant, Rotherfield, Eridge Park and Eridge Castle, the latter being the seat of the Earl and Marquess of Abergavenny

Mark Cross is located to the east of Rotherfield. The village takes it’s name from the “March” or boundary of three parishes, Rotherfield, Mayfield and Wadhurst. Records show tenant holdings in the area of “Merc Cross” or “Mercrosse”. The parish extends for roughly 4.5 square miles embracing about 3,500 acres of which one quarter is woodland.

Parish Clerk Contact Details

Tel: 01892 664245

Rotherfield Parish Council
82 Fermor Way