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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • Collyndene 1550 AllSouls
  • Cullinge Deepe, Collin Deep Lane 1584 HendonSurv 1754 R
  • Collen Deep 1675 Ogilby
  • Collins Deepe 1710 S
  • Collin 1574 HendonSurv


Colindale was earlier known as Collyndene 1550All Souls , Cullinge Deepe , Collin Deep Lane 1584 HendonSurv, 1754 R, Collen Deep 1675 Ogilby, Collins Deepe 1710 S, and is probably to be associated with the family of John Collin (1574 Hendon Surv). Deep must refer to the valley of the Silk Stream at this spot. It must have been very near to, if not actually identical in site with, the deopan fura in the bounds of BCS 994, v. infra 220.