Directional, the road leading to Old Oak Common. First written down as Eldeholt in 1380 and quite literal in its meaning from the Old English words (e)ald meaning old and holt which was a wood or thicket. The name persisted into the early 15thCentury written as Oldeholte. The reference to an oak came in 1650 as Old Oake Lande and, in the same year, as common called Old Oake.
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