It is possible that the alignment of later roads, parish boundaries and field edges
between the Walthamstow side of Leyton and the Fillebrook stream reflected a field
system laid out in the Bronze Age. Co-axial field systems covering a large area
can be that old 2 - but see the sections of this website on Roman and medieval Leyton.
2 Be Your Own Landscape Detective, Investigating Where You Are, by Richard Muir