A Quick Overview of Waddon
Waddon is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Croydon, to the west and south west of central Croydon. The area borders the London Borough of Sutton. Waddon was one of the manors around Croydon owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Waddon’s nomenclature was first recorded in the twelfth century.
- The name derives from Old English words meaning ‘the hill where woad grows, or is grown’.
- Traces of Bronze Age and Iron Age habitation have been found locally.