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Debden takes its name from a natural location of the area and is recorded as Deppendana in the Domesday Book. It is derived from the Old English deb, 'deep' and den, 'valley' - which means simply 'the deep valley'. It was recorded as Depeden in 1227.The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway as CHIGWELL ROAD on 24 April 1865, and re-named CHIGWELL LANE on 1 December 1865.
Dagenham Heathway

Dagenham Heathway - see Dagenham East. The Heathway as the name suggests takes its name from the road that runs to the north, through Dagenham to Becontree Heath.
Dagenham East

Dagenham East. The name Dagenham was originally recorded as Daccanhamm in 692 and is derived from the personal name of the Saxon Daecca and the Old English ham, 'a homestead' and means 'the home of Decca' and his family that once lived on a site here. It was recorded as Dakenham in 1254.

Croxley. The name is derived from the Old English crocs, 'a clearing' and leah, 'a forest' - means 'the clearing in the forest'. It was recorded as Crokesleya in 1166 with variant spellings until 1750 when it was known as Crosley (Green).
Covent Garden

Covent Garden was originally the walled enclosure and garden belonging to the monks of Westminster Abbey, recorded in 1491 as Convent Garden (from Old French couvent), which stretched from Long Acre to the Strand. After the dissolution of the monasteries the site was claimed by the Crown and sold to the 1st Earl of Bedford in 1552 who had a house built here, while the 4th Earl had the area laid out as a residential quarter. Covent Garden was famous for its fruit market established in 1661, now moved to a site at Vauxhall in south London, and for its Royal Opera House, the third and present one on this site being built in 1858.

Colindale was recorded as Collyndene in 1550. Collins Deepe in 1710 and probably should be associated with the family of a John Collin who once lived here. The 'Deep' must refer to the valley of the nearby Silk Stream (later changed to Dale, from the Old English dael, 'a valley'). Colindale, therefore, means 'the home of the Collins Family in the valley'.

Cockfosters. This district of north London was recorded as Cockfosters in 1524 and although the origin of the name is uncertain, it is possible that it is derived from either the personal name of a family that once lived here, or a house recorded in 1613 on the edge of Enfield Chase and called Cockfosters. It is suggested that this was the residence of the chief forester (or cock forester), hence this rather unusual name which, until the arrival of the tube, was sometimes spelt as two words.
Clapham South

Clapham South - see Clapham Common. The name of NIGHTINGALE LANE was chosen first, but the station opened as CLAPHAM SOUTH on 13 September 1926.
Clapham North

Clapham North - see Clapham Common. The station was opened as CLAPHAM ROAD on 3 June 1900 and re-named CLAPHAM NORTH 13 September 1926.
Clapham Common

Clapham Common. There was an ancient village on the site of the present Clapham, recorded as Cloppaham c.880 and as Clopeham in the Domesday Book. The name is derived from the Old English clap, 'a hill' and ham, 'home' - this wording for hill usually refers to one on stubby ground. The Common was called Clapham Common in 1718 and the meaning of the word is a track of open land used in common by the inhabitants of the town.