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Garratt Lane and Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wandsworth

Historical Forms

  • le Garret(t) 1538 Merton 1548 LRMB
  • Ye Garret 1580 SACxviii
  • Garrat greene 1609 LRMB


Garratt Lane and Green preserve the name of a former tenement, referred to as le Garret (t )1538 Merton, 1548LRMB , Ye Garret 1580 SAC xviii, Garrat greene 1609LRMB . This is probably a late name from OFr  garite , 'watch house, watch tower.' Cf. Garrett Hall (PN La 35).

Places in the same Parish