A Quick Overview of Harold Wood
Harold Wood is a suburb in northeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering. It is situated 16.5 miles (26.6 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross and near to the Greater London boundary. The name Harold Wood was recorded in about 1237, when it was shown as Horalds Wood.
- It was named after King Harold Godwinson, who was defeated by William the Conqueror in 1066.
- He held the surrounding manor of Havering-atte-Bower.
- Some of the original roads are named after Anglo-Saxon kings such as Æthelstan and Alfred the Great.