What's in a Name ?
another project in the writing of a
Lexicon of Place Names in the
town which will be produced in text and pictures explaining how places
got their names.
of names is largely taken from the 1908 Directory. We find,
for example, Rock Road and Does Alley but why are they so called ?
results from some of our research are given below. Sometimes we simply
don't know and at others, the evidence may not be conclusive. If you can
help us to fill gaps or to offer alternative explanations, we would very
much like to hear from you. Please feel free to nominate other
roads with a suggested origin for the name.
Arthur Street - a family name
Addington Rd ?
Albany Rd ?
Bassett Road ?
Bell Road - after the Bell Inn
Burley Rd - After brickmaker, Mr Burley
Crescent Street - original shape
Chilton Ave - form. Chilton Estate
Cockleshell Walk - shells on the road
Cowper Rd ?
Does Alley - shoe merchant
Flushing St - allowing water to flush mud out of the creek
Howard Ave - breezeblock manuf.
Key St - Roman name
Lloyd St - Paper mill owner
Pear Tree Alley - there was a tree
Rock Rd - a large rock was there
Riddles Rd - family name
Snipes Hill - After the bird - Snipe
Ufton Lane - led to Ufton Court