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Tooting has had a settlement since before the Saxons. The name is often linked to the Anglo-Saxons, but the origin of it is disputed. Some believe it means “the people of Tota”. In this context, Tota may have been a local chieftain in the Tooting area. Others believe it to come from an old meaning of the verb “to tout”, to look out. If this is to be believed, there was likely a watchtower somewhere in Tooting looking out over the road to London.
The Romans built a road called Stane Street (it wasn’t actually called Stane Street in the Roman period, this was coined later) that ran from London to Chichester, which passed through Tooting. Tooting began life as a settlement on this road, probably to provide food, drink and places to rest to the travellers using the road or as a watchtower, as previously stated. Tooting High Street was built on this road and is still on the same alignment.
Although this story needs some more investigating, it is said that the land of Tooting and Streatham was given to a Viking. In Saxon times, the land was owned by the Abbey of Chertsey. However, a Viking known as Suene may have acquired all or part of the land. Why the abbey gave the land away, or if they actually did, sadly, isn’t known. We do know that King Athelstan did confirm that the land belonged to the abbey in 933.
So, from Romans and Saxons to Vikings and Kings, Tooting has had quite a storied history. Yet, amazingly, it wasn’t until the late Victorian period that Tooting started to resemble what we see today. While some development in the area began in the Edwardian era, it wasn’t until Queen Victoria was on the throne that Tooting really got a growth spurt.