Named in 1952 after Sir Joseph Arnould (1815-1886), a barrister, author and judge in India, born in Camberwell. One of a group of roads on the Champion Hill Estate, named after friends or connections of the Camberwell-born poet Robert Browning (1812-1889), although oddly not including one named after Browning himself. The others are Domett Close, Dowson Close, Moncler Close and Wanley Road.