Corbicum, E11

Place Name

This or the alternative spelling Corpechum was the original, presumably ancient name for Wallwood Forest.¬†Corbicum was revived for this street name by Arthur Punshon, who was mayor of Waltham Forest in 1966 – 1967. According to his nephew: “He had to fight tooth and nail to get the planning committee to accept that it should not have a road, close, or whatever appended.” A charter from 1253 removed its forest status allowing for it to be cleared, a process that was finally completed by 1700.¬†Corbicum is a side turning from Wallwood Road.

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