Falconwood Parade, DA16

Place Name

Named after the wood which straddles the London boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. Its meaning is literal and would have been a wooded area in which the birds either nested or were used for hunting. It is part of the Falconwood development that was built on the former West Wood, recorded as Westwood in 1551, in the 1930s. Anthony David Mills in A Dictionary of London Place Names writes: “It is said to have been given this name to attract new residents.”


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