Welling Way, DA16

Place Name

Directional. The road leading to Welling. Several reasons have been given as to how the settlement of Welling got its name. The most likely is that it is named after a family of early 14thCentury landowners called either Welling or Willing. It was written as Wellyngs in 1362. It has also been suggested that it is a corruption of well end, so called after ones safe arrival there having passed the dreaded Shooters Hill, or that it simply comes from the Old English word wella meaning a well or spring.

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