Croft Way, TW10

Place Name

By definition a croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable, and usually with a small dwelling for the tenant farmer. For many city dwellers it is usually associated with romantic rural ideas. Evelyn Pritchard in their Guide to the Street Names of Ham and Petersham ¬†writes: “This short road is in the right position to lead up from the meadow lands near the river towards the arable fields of Ham Street. It was first named in 1967 as part of the Wates estate.

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