Sunday, 24 February 2013

Why is Harold Hill called Harold Hill?

The Friends of Dagnam Park who are a partner in the Harold Hill Festival have a page dedicated to a history written about the Harold Hill area. It contains the following section on why Harold Hill is called Harold Hill:

'It became a favourite retreat for Edward the Confessor and, on his death, passed with the kingdom to King Harold, the place names Harold Hill and Harold Wood are derived from this connection, although there is no evidence that King Harold ever visited Havering-atte-Bower.'

To find out more about the History of Harold Hill and surrounding areas see

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