Beddington Cross, CR0

Place Name

Reconfiguration of the site means that the cross element of this street is now difficult to define. However, go back to the Ordnance Survey from 1954 and the answer reveals itself, since there is a clear interaction in the shape of an x where it crosses Beddington Farm Road. Since then the industrial park has been moved around and the cross is no longer visible – but they kept the name, all the same. Beddington Cross The name Beddington refers to an ancient farmer or chieftain called Bëada or Beadda who had land here. It was first mentioned as Bedintone in AD675, and over the ensuing centuries underwent various mutations, Beaddinctun in the Anglo Saxon charters of AD901 – AD 908, Beddintone in the Domesday Book of 1086, becoming the more recognisable Bedington in 1229 and Beddyngton in 1340.


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