Monthly Archives: October 2008

Romer Road SP2
Street Names

Romer Road SP2

I am very unsure about the derivation of the name ‘Romer Road’, but I think that it’s reasonably likely that …Read the Rest

Rosemary Close SP1, Rosemary Lane SP1
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Rosemary Close SP1, Rosemary Lane SP1

Rosemary is, of course, the name of a herb. It is believed to ‘help prevent cancer and age-related skin damage, …Read the Rest

Rougemont Close SP1
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Rougemont Close SP1

According to Google Translate [1], Rouge mont literally translates to ‘Red Mountain’. However, I think mont often means hill or …Read the Rest

Rowan Close SP2
Street Names

Rowan Close SP2

The ‘Rowan’ is a tree in the rose family [1]. Rowan Close follows a theme of naming roads after trees …Read the Rest

Rowbarrow Gardens SP2
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Rowbarrow Gardens SP2

There is an interesting reference to a ‘Rowbarrow’ field system, associated with Neolithic or Early Bronze age worked flint on …Read the Rest

Russell Road SP2
Street Names

Russell Road SP2

Russell Road is off of Bedford Road, parallel with Devizes Road. I am fairly sure that it is named on …Read the Rest

Russell Street SP2, Russell Terrace SP2
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Russell Street SP2, Russell Terrace SP2

Russell Street and Russell Terrace are both located in Wilton. I’m not sure where the name comes from. There was …Read the Rest

Rutherfurd Walk, Salisbury
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Rutherfurd Walk, Salisbury

Rutherfurd Walk is the small gap between Reeve The Baker and the Guildhall. It has the Market Place at one …Read the Rest

Saddlers Mead SP2
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Saddlers Mead SP2

The obvious meaning of ‘saddler’ is somebody who makes or sells saddles. It is, or was, also used in the …Read the Rest

St Albans Close, Salisbury
Street Names

St Albans Close, Salisbury

Saint Alban is known as the first English martyr. He was executed by the Romans for sheltering a priest, although …Read the Rest

St Andrews SP1, St Andrews Close SP2, St Andrews Road SP2
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St Andrews SP1, St Andrews Close SP2, St Andrews Road SP2

The three roads dedicated to Saint Andrew are in different parts of the Salisbury area. St Andrews in Laverstock St …Read the Rest

St Ann Place and St Ann Street Salisbury
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St Ann Place and St Ann Street Salisbury

Saint Ann Street is in the centre of Salisbury. It runs from the Cathedral close up towards Saint Martins. Saint …Read the Rest

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