Beacontree Avenue, E17

Place Name

Comes from the Anglo-Saxon period and means Beohha’s tree. There is a suggestion that trees became popular place names as they acted as convenient assembly points. Beacontree was originally one of the Hundreds of Essex, taking its name from Beacontree Heath in the parish of Dagenham. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Beuentreu.

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