||This page contains the origins of some of the street names in and around the
|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.
|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
|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
|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.