- Tooting Bec
infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
official_name= Tooting Bec
Tooting Bec is a place in the
London Borough of Wandsworthin south London.
It is named after
Bec Abbeyin Normandy, which was given land in this area (then part of the Streatham parish) after the Norman Conquest. Saint Anselm, the second Abbot of Bec, is reputed to have been a visitor to Tooting Bec long before he succeeded Lanfrancas Archbishop of Canterbury. Saint Anselm gives his name to the modern Roman Catholic church [http://www.st-anselms-tooting-bec.org.uk] which sits on the corner of Balham High Road and Tooting Bec Road. Reliefs of Saint Anselm visiting the Totinges tribe (from which Tootingas a whole gets its name) are visible in Wandsworthtown hall.
Tooting Bec sits on
Stane Street, a former Roman Roadwhich linked Roman Londonwith Chichesterto the south west.
Tooting Beck appears in
Domesday Bookof 1086 as "Totinges". It was held partly by St Mary de Bec-Hellouin Abbey and partly by Westminster Abbey. Its domesday assets were: 5 hides. It had 5½ ploughs, 13 acres. It rendered £7. [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]
The area includes
Tooting Commons, which features Tooting Bec Lido, the largest open-air swimming pool in the United Kingdom, as well as a small athletics stadium. Often considered part of Tooting, it forms the northern part of the latter suburb.
Nearest tube station
Tooting Bec tube station
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