Monthly Archives: November 2008

Ravenscroft SP2
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Ravenscroft SP2

Ravenscroft is part of the Ridings Mead Estate to the South of Salisbury. In common with most of the other …Read the Rest

Randalls Croft Road, Wilton
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Randalls Croft Road, Wilton

Randalls Croft Road in Wilton is possibly named after the Randall family, who were ‘leading clothiers’ in the early 19th …Read the Rest

Rawlence Road, Salisbury and Rawlence Road, Wilton
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Rawlence Road, Salisbury and Rawlence Road, Wilton

The derivation of the Wilton Rawlence Road is probably the Rawlence family who lived in Wilton. I have found several …Read the Rest

Rectory Road, Salisbury
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Rectory Road, Salisbury

The usual meaning of the word ‘rectory’ is ‘the house or residence of a rector’.[1] A ‘rector’ is a clergyman …Read the Rest

Redford Close SP1
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Redford Close SP1

I am afraid I don’t know the derivation of the name of ‘Redford Close’. Please leave a comment if you …Read the Rest

Richards Way SP2
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Richards Way SP2

As per the post on Turner Close , the roads in this area seem to have a mixed set of …Read the Rest

Richmond Road SP2
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Richmond Road SP2

Richmond Road is named in reference to Richmond in London. This is made obvious by the many roads in the …Read the Rest

Ridgeway Road SP1
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Ridgeway Road SP1

Ridgeway is named after Bishop Frederick Edward Ridgeway who was the Bishop of Salisbury from 1911 until 1921. The National …Read the Rest

Riverbourne Road SP1
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Riverbourne Road SP1

The River Bourne flows from the Vale of Pewsey down through Salisbury Plain to Laverstock. It must join the Avon …Read the Rest

Riverside Road SP1 Riverside Close SP1 and Riverside SP2
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Riverside Road SP1 Riverside Close SP1 and Riverside SP2

Riverside Road and Riverside Close are both in Laverstock, close to the River Bourne. Riverside, however, is in Wilton, close …Read the Rest

Roberts Road SP2
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Roberts Road SP2

I don’t know the derivation of the name of Roberts Road. It could be the name of the original landowner …Read the Rest

Rogers Close SP2
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Rogers Close SP2

Rogers Close is in Quidhampton. This could be named after the landowner or developer of the time when the Close …Read the Rest

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