Pretoria Wood

Pretoria Wood NBN V NO456035 1 374

Pretoria Wood 1900 x 1949 OS 6 inch County Series, 2nd revision

en Pretoria + SSE wood

This wood on the western side of Charleton House policies must have been named from some family connection with South Africa, probably at the time of the Boer Wars (1880–1 and 1899–1902). It is one of nine areas of woodland around Charleton House KCQ which are named after South African places. For a complete list see Bloemfontein Wood KCQ (PNF 3). The woods are not named on OS 6 inch 1st edn (1855), but first appear on OS 6 inch 2nd revision (1900 × 1949). Of these nine South African names, only two, Pretoria and Bloemfontein, are shown on OS Pathf.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2