Foxhole Road, SE9

Place Name

Named after John Foxhole or possibly Foxholes who lived at Well Hall in 1426. According to The Story of Royal Eltham: “In the time of Henry VI (1426), it seems that a gentleman who rejoiced in the name of John Foxhole, clerk, was in possession [of Well Hall], and that he passed the manors of ‘Wellhawe and Esthorne’ on to another who possessed the name of William Basket, a skinner and citizen of London.”

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