Hale End Road, E17

Place Name

Directional, the road leading to Hale End. The settlement after which this road is named was first recorded as Hale in 1285, it comes from the Old English word halh meaning a nook of land in a river bend. For a while in the 16thCentury it was also called Wooddend (Wood End) and by the middle of the 17thCentury it was being referred to as Woodend otherwise Halesend.

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