Named after Frognal House that was originally built in the 15thCentury and then rebuild sometime around AD1670 as the family seat of the Sydney family. The name is thought to mean a nook of land inhabitated by frogs. But an early maop has the of around AD1762 has the area as Frogpoole. The first Lord Sydney was Thomas Townshend, a Whig politician, who gave his name to Sydney, Australia.
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