Early-attested site in the Parish of Carshalton
- 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).