Bexley Road, DA7

Place Name

Directional. Bexley means a wood or grove of box trees. Box trees used to be prevalent in the south of England. It was first recorded as Bixle sometime around AD780 by the time of the Anglo Saxon Charter of AD814 it was recorded as Byxlea. In the Domesday Book of AD1086 it was simply Bix becoming Bixle in the 12thCentury.

 

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