A Conversation for The Charing Cross, London, UK

Charing X

Post 1

Researcher 196031

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).

Charing X

Post 2


Mmmm... interesting. And convincing. Thank you for this. smiley - smiley

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