TQ2884 : Chalk Farm Underground Station

taken 11 years ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

Chalk Farm Underground Station
Chalk Farm Underground Station
The name 'Chalk Farm' is often said to be a corruption of 'Chalcot Farm', which is supposed to have been located in this area before it was built up. However, Cyril Harris in his book 'What's in a name?' (Capital Transport Publishing, 2001) says that there is no evidence of a farm ever existing here, and that the name, recorded as Chaldecote in 1253, may be derived from cold cottages, referring to the bleak and exposed nature of the area in those days. Whatever the truth may be, the name certainly does not refer to chalk - this area is firmly sited on London clay.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2006
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 280 843 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.5854N 0:9.3356W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 281 843
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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