Dancer Road, TW9

Place Name

Named after a market gardener named Dancer who was famous for his asparagus in the 19thCentury – although the land on which this road was laid out is said to have been used as an orchard. He is most likely a member of the Dancer-family from Fulham who were large landholders and farmers turned market gardeners across the Thames in Fulham from before 1657. Dancer leased land from the Leyborne Popham family as well as a owning a strip of land itself. The road was named sometime at the turn of the 19thCentury.


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