A Conversation for The Charing Cross, London, UK
Researcher 196031 Started conversation Jun 20, 2002
Nice theory for the origin of the name.
Weighed against it is the fact that many towns & cities have their own Charing X's, which seem to be associated with wool & cloth making; Malcom Atkin writes: "Charing Cross - 'Shearing Cross' - was the place around which medieval cloth cutters and shearers would gather hoping for employers to give them work" (Norwich, History and Guide).
Sam Posted Jun 21, 2002
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