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Early-attested site in the Parish of Carshalton

Historical Forms

  • Hakebrug(e) c.1235 BM 13th StThomas
  • pons vocata Hakebregge 1429 ib


Hackbridge is Hakebrug (e )c. 1235 BM, 13thSt Thomas , aqua de Hakebrugg '1359, Hakebryg (g )e 1360, 1449 CarshCt, pons vocata Hakebregge 1429 ib. The first element must be the OE  haca , 'hook,' used to describe the piece of land here between two of the headstreams of the Wandle. Cf. Hackpen (PN D 538).

Places in the same Parish