Named after Frognal House which was originally built in the 15thCentury and then rebuilt sometime around 1670 as the seat of the Sydney family. The name is thought to mean a nook of land inhabited by frogs. But an early map of around 1762 has the area as Frogpoole. The first Lord Sydney was Thomas Townshend, a Whig politician, who gave his name to Sydney, Australia. See also Frognal Avenue.
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