Street Names


Street names in Orton Brimbles, Wistow and Goldhay were all probably medieval Northamptonshire field names. (Orton) Southgate was a well-known family from Alwalton. Bushfield was one of three open fields in Orton Waterville. However there were streets named after real people, for example Marsham, Pennington and Winyates.

Source Bank 1


Look at the list of Werrington street names. Which street was named after the Bishop of Peterborough from 1728 1747?

Source Bank 2 Answer

More Information

Leslie Webb was the man responsible for devising the names of streets.

Follow up suggestion

What is the name of your street? How do you think it may have got its name?

Quiz Question

How did Papyrus Road in Werrington get its name?


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Papyrus was a 1930s steam locomotive that travelled at 108 mph on the LNER main line near Peterborough in 1935.