Where Did Wood Green’s Name Come From?


Have you ever wondered where Wood Green’s name came from? So have we, which is why we decided to do a bit of investigating.

After leafing (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves) through I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn we discovered that the area did live up to its name at one point when it was an area of woodland called Tottenham Wood back in the second half of the 19th century. When the London sprawl finally reached this area of north London, the name Wood Green was an obvious choice.

Want to know more? Then don’t miss I Never Knew that About London by Christopher Winn.

Image courtesy of Transport for London.

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