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Barstable - Basildon - Fryerns - Ghyllgrove - Kingswood: N to Y
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Neville Shaw*
Ghyllgrove
"Neville" is the family name of the Braybrooke family. "Shaw" is old English for "Copse".
Norwich Walk
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Peterborough Way
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Pomfret Mead*
Ghyllgrove
Pomfret is Norman French. This word occurs in several localities where the farm road crosses small streams.
Ravensfield*
Barstable
This was the name of a farm near Bures in 1714 in the Hinckford Hundred.
Rochester Way
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Roseacre*
Barstable
Essex field name.
Salisbury Side
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Southwark Path
Craylands/Fryerns
Southwark Cathedral or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie stands on the south bank of the River Thames in Southwark, London. A christian place of worship has stood on the site for over 1,000 years but the present cathedral, which retains features dating back to the 13th century, came into being in 1905 during the creation of the diocese of Southwark.
Stublands*
Barstable
This is the name of an old farm in the Hinckford Hundred near Bird-brook. The farm was owned by Richard Stobilum in 1294.
The Fold*
Fryerns
An enclosure, usually in the north with stone walls, and in the south nowadays with hedges, or netting. Rantree or rowantree gives the name to the fold by its presence and was used to distinguish it from another fold which might have had a different tree growing in it or in the hedge.
The Fremnells
Fryerns
16th century farmhouse at Downham, Essex that was lost in the creation of Hanningfield reservoir in the early 1950s.
The Gore*
Ghyllgrove
A farm in Rochford Hundred. This farm was mentioned in the Court Rolls in 1374.
The Lichfields
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Tinkler Side*
Basildon
An Essex field name quite common. However, where gypsies are known to camp throughout many counties, Tinkers Green, Tinkers, Tinklers End are all similar names and indicate the field the tinkers or gypsies camp.
Waldegrave*
Kingswood
The name of an old Essex family who had their family seat at Navestock. The second Earl of Waldegrave was a friend of George II and attained fame by being Prime Minister for 5 days in 1757. He had no wish to hold the office, only allowing himself to be nominated to please the King.
Wells Gardens
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Whitmore Way
Fryerns
Named after Colonel Sir Francis Henry Douglas Charlton Whitmore, 1st Baronet, KCB, CMG, DSO, TD, JP (20/04/1872 – 12/07/1962), who had strong ties with the area and lived at Orsett Hall, Orsett. Served as Lord Lieutenant of Essex from 1936 to 1958.
Whitmore Court
Fryerns
See above description.
Winchester Way
Craylands/Fryerns
.
Winstanley Way*
Pipps Hill Industrial Estate
Henry Winstanley (1644 - 1703). Engineer and Engraver born in Saffron Walden.
Wynters*
Kingswood
This is the name of a farm in Magdalen Layer and is associated with the name of Alice Wynter in 1248 and Thomas Whynter in 1381. The name of Alice Wynter appeared first in the Assize Rolls of that year.

Text written 2001 with revisions 2002-2007.
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Page added: 2002
Note:
All street entry information marked with an asterisk (*) appears courtesy of the Basildon Council website, and can be seen in the Council publication entitled 'History of Basildon, Billericay & Wickford'.

Text researched and written 2002 with revisions and additions 2002-2007.
Copyright © 2002-2007, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.
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