1876 Naming and Numbering of Roads

From Historical Hastings

The Hastings & St Leonards Observer of the 5th of February 1876 had the following reporting on a council meeting touching on numbering and naming of streets in St. Leonards:-

The Naming and Numbering of Streets[edit]

The following report of the committee was read on this subject:-

The committee met, and considered the question of naming and numbering the streets, &c., in St Leonards, and recommend as follows:-viz., that Warrior-square henceforth be the boundary between Norman-road east and Norman-road west, instead of London-road as at present and that Norman-road west be numbered alternately; that London Road be numbered alternately from the bottom of such road up to the borough boundary; that Magdalen-road and Bohemia-road be numbered; that Pevensey-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence at Mr. Ticehurst's house; that Gensing-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence on the west side of the road at the Norman-road end; that Silchester-road be numbered alternately; that Carisbrook-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence at the south end of the road; that Kenilworth-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence at the south end of the road; that new Alexandra-terrace be called Alexandra-terrace, and that it be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence from Hatherley-road; that Clyde-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence at the London-road end; that Anglesea-road be numbered consecutively, to commence at the London-road end; that Upper and Lower Maze-hill be henceforth called Maze-hill only, and that the houses be numbered, the numbering to commence at the bottom of the hill; that Church-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence from Norman-road east; that Western-road be numbered consecutively, the numbering to commence from Norman-road west; that West-hill-road be numbered alternately, the numbering to commence at the east end, the road to terminate at the Bopeep Hotel. The committee also recommended that, instead of writing the names of the different streets, &c., on the walls of houses, &c., that enamelled iron plates be used for the purpose.