The Romans
The Civil War
The Plague
Battle of Church Sq
World War Two
Basingstoke Canal
Basingstoke windmill
Alfred the Great

Walter de Merton
Sir James Lancaster
Mrs. Blunden
John May
Thomas Burberry
Lord Sandys
Adam de Gurdon
Thomas Warton
The Light Railway

Witch Trials
Jane Austen


Market days
Street names 
Borough of Basingstoke crest This page contains the origins of some of the street names in and around the Basingstoke area.
Aldworth Crescent :- named after Richard Aldworth, a wealthy citizen who also founded Richard Aldworth school.
Alexandra Road :- associated with royalty, as is George Street.
Baynard Close :- named after George Baynard, a bailiff under the Charter of James I and mayor under Charles I.
Beaconsfield Road :- named after the Victorian statesman.
Bedford Place :- named after Bedford House which was lived in by the Duke of Bedford.
Bolton Crescent :- named after the Bolton family, estate owners at Old Basing, who lived in Hackwood House.
Bounty Road :- named after May's Bounty cricket ground, a gift from Col. John May.
Brook Street :- named after the river Lodden that once flowed over it.
Bunnian Place :- takes it's name from Bunny's Bars, an old gate in the area.
Burgess Road :- named after Mayor John Burgess Soper.
Chapel Street :- the approach road to the Holy Ghost Chapel.
Cranbourne Lane :- means Heron Brook.
Essex Road :- the road builder, Mr. Tyrrell grew up in Essex and named this after the area, also applies to Raleigh Road and Rochford road.  
Flaxfield Road :- a very old name, first mentioned in 1300.
Harrow Way :- the earliest name, dating from Saxon times.
Goat Lane :- named after the Goat Inn.
Merton Road :- named after Walter de Merton.
Norn hill :- derived from Northern Hill, where the shepherds kept their sheep.
Pemerton Road :- name of a seventeenth century seller of clothes.
Sandys Road :- a famous local family who lived at the Vyne.
Warton Road :- named after the Vicar of Basingstoke from 1723-1745
Wote Street :- derives from the Corn Exchange, now the site of the Haymarket Theater, originally known as Oat Street.

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