The Highways and Byways of Hampton - A Short History of every Street in Hampton, by John Sheaf

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The Highways and Byways of Hampton - A Short History of every Street in Hampton, by John Sheaf
The Highways and Byways of Hampton - A Short History of every Street in Hampton, by John Sheaf

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society in 2009, 88 pages. A5 size booklet (N6149X1)

From the introduction: This booklet attempts to outline a brief history of every road in Hampton. F or our purposes Hampton is defined as including all roads or footpaths named on a modern A-Z Atlas, or roads included on the Electoral Register, that fall within the Electoral Wards of Hampton and Hampton North. In broad terms this means every road to the west or south of Uxbridge Road down to the River Thames including High Street and Hampton Court Road and all roads that lead off those roads. The only slight exception to this are the three roads off the northern side of the Uxbridge Road that are still south of the Longford River (Arundel Close, The Garth and Jeffs Close) which are also included within these Electoral Ward boundaries. Hampton Hill and Hampton Wick roads are therefore not included.

The number of roads in Hampton has increased vastly in the last 00 years or so. We know from an 1892 Directory that only about thirty roads then existed in Hampton. Since then there has been almost continuous development and infill, particularly to the north and west of the area. In the last 30 years, in particular, the development of the former Nursery Lands has added a large number of additional roads. Thus there are at present over 200 roads in Hampton. These are all listed in the main section of this booklet, in alphabetical order. In addition, all old or alternative names (more than 40) are included in the main alphabetical list with a reference to the modern name under which further details may be found. In total, therefore, there are more than 250 names listed. Naturally the amount of recorded history available varies considerably and, in general terms, the older roads have, of course, much more recorded history than the modern ones. Even so, it is hoped that the information or dates given may provide pointers to enable the reader to carry out further research of their own.


Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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