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BecontreeBecontree is thought to take its name from a local natural feature although associated with the Saxon people the Beohha who had an encampment by a distinctive tree, which was probably a boundary mark. It was recorded as Beuentreu in Domesday Book. It is possible, however, that the name is from Old English, beacen-treo(w), beacon tree' being an old meeting place.

The station was opened as GALE STREET by the London Midland & Scottish Railway on 28 June 1926; re-named BECONTREE 18 July 1932. Used by Underground trains from 12 September 1932.





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