Have you ever wondered what your street’s name means, or whom it was named after?
Street names often fall into patterns. They may celebrate a royal connection (Queen Street), note early administrators (Vogel Street), celebrate local landmarks (Lake Street) or mark historic events (Achilles Road).
More often than not, streets commemorate people, including famous writers, poets, essayists or dramatists, or local families or developers. Local or national politicians are also common.
Find out more about the street names in Cambridge, Leamington and beyond.
Two sources of research available.
Ruth Wilkinson's History of Road Names is available as a pdf below. Reproduced by kind permission of the Wilkinson family.
Eris Parker, former Cambridge Museum curator, also published research in 1989. This is available below.
If you have any further information that can be added to this record please contact the Cambridge Museum