Directional, the road leading to Chingford. It is part of the A112. There are at least two interpretations of the name Chingford. The first put forward by John Field is a shingle ford based on the very earliest existing spellings, from the Domesday Book of 1086, Cingefort. But it has also been suggested that a spelling from 1219, namely Chagingeford, could have been from a chronicler using a pre-Norman Conquest, Anglo-Saxon spelling. In which case the name may mean ford by the stumps, which could refer to a small number of dwellings, the remains of which have been discovered in the area. The River Ching only got its name much later – it was originally the River Bourne.
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