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Street Re-numbering 1947 -1969

The 1947-1969 re-numbering was in answer to the Post Office requesting clarity for the postal deliveries.

These records are not the full collection. The No. was allocated by the council surveyor’s department at the time they were created. Not all documents relating each road are extant.

Before numbering streets, houses were given names, or were simply known by the inhabitant’s surname, e.g. Sanders’ Lodge, Young’s bungalow, Simmons Houses.

Numbering began in the late 1890s, when the town was growing rapidly, and continued along with renaming Places and Yards in 1899.

This Index gives the file number given by the surveyor, the year and the street.

The Street Lists give the date of the change, the present house name or number and the new number. Some also have a list of owners/tenants at the time.

Maps accompany most of these records, with a copy of the letter that was to be sent to each householder informing them of the new numbers. Some have the list of the houses included.

The maps were prepared by the council surveyor, who added the new numbers in red.


Index by Year
Index by Street
RUDC No.
Year
Street
578
1947
Link Road (name only)
579
1947
Hall Avenue &
St Mary's Avenue
591
1947
Shirley Road
592
1947
Allen Road
593
1947
Blinco Road
595
1947
Palm Road
596
1947
Fern Road
597
1947
Gravely Street
598
1947
Wymington Road
599
1947
Woodland Road
600
1948
Birchall Road
601
1948
Harvey Road
604
1947
Link Road
609
map only
(new streets)
Hove Road,
Fenners Close &
Oval Crescent
692
1951
Higham Road &
Gordon Terrace
698
1951
Newton Road (Town end)
1951
Newton Road (Court Estate)
704
1951
Avenue Road
706
1951
Bedford Road
732
1952
Harborough Way
(name only)
755
1952
Wellingborough Road
760
1953
Roberts Street
801
1954
Irchester Road
835
1955
Manor Road (name only)
844
1955
Allen Road
884
1956
Northampton Road
1012
1958
Queen Street
1035
1959
Hayden Road
1050
1960
Oval Crescent &
Grafton Road
1073
und
Quorn Road
1243
1969
Victoria Road map only

letter
one of the letters sent to householders

Streets Index
RUDC No.
Year
Allen Road
592
1947
Allen Road
844
1955
Avenue Road
704
1951
Bedford Road
706
1951
Birchall Road
600
1948
Blinco Road
593
1947
Fenners Close - map only
609
new street
Fern Road
596
1947
Gordon Terrace
692
1951
Grafton Road
1050
1960
Gravely Street
597
1947
Hall Avenue
579
1947
Harborough Way
(name only)
732
1952
Harvey Road
601
1948
Hayden Road
1035
1959
Higham Road
692
1951
Hove Road - map only
609
new street
Irchester Road
801
1954
Link Road
604
1947
Link Road - name only
578
1947
Manor Road - name only
835
1955
Newton Road
(Court Estate)
698
1951
Newton Road
(Town end)
698
1951
Northampton Road
884
1956
Oval Crescent
1050
1960
Oval Crescent - map only
609
new street
Palm Road
595
1947
Queen Street
1012
1958
Quorn Road
1073
und
Roberts Street
760
1953
Shirley Road
591
1947
St Mary's Avenue
579
1947
Victoria Road - map only
1243
1969
Wellingborough Road
755
1952
Woodland Road
599
1947
Wymington Road
598
1947






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