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Leather, Rag and Putty Street and Others


Warwick Deeping, in Sorrell and Son:-

They explored every corner of the town. It was a place of pleasant sounding old names, richly English and romantic.

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Leather, Rag and Putty Street has been renamed Wordsworth Street. Anyone with poetry in their heart would have kept the old name, and damned the improvers. If I were the poet I'd feel ashamed.

It is easy to become very precious about odd street names. The names by which streets are called reflect their associations and history, and we shouldn't let prissy modern attitudes throw away honest naming.


photos

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Bridge Street, street, Lakes, NY376045 -- Street names. (photo 17.2.2012) (BVX41.jpg)
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Battlebarrow, street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, NY683207 -- (photo 29.10.2011) Street name, enamel, on no.1a. (BVO59.jpg)
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Bongate, street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, NY6819 -- Street sign:- 'BONGATE' (photo 23.2.2007) (BNG24.jpg)
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Boroughgate, street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, NY683202 -- Street name. (photo 29.10.2011) (BVO11.jpg)
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Low Wiend, street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, NY682203 -- Street name sign. (photo 17.6.2011) (BUS99.jpg)
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Hawcoat Lane, street, Barrow-in-Furness, SD20657119 -- Sign, SD20797094 (at) (photo 22.5.2012) (BWL87.jpg)
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Brampton, building/s, market town, Brampton, NY530611 -- Cast iron street sign:- 'FRONT STREET' (photo 11.8.2006) (BMM81.jpg)
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Abbey Street, street, Carlisle, NY39745600 -- Street name, and 2 hydrant markers, NY36575605 (at) (photo 17.9.2012) (BXH67.jpg)
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Paternoster Row, street, Carlisle, NY397560 -- Street name, NY39865601 (at) (photo 17.9.2012) (BXH89.jpg)
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Castlegate, street, Cockermouth, NY12343081 -- Name sign. (photo 24.2.2012) (BVY56.jpg)
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New Street, street, Cockermouth, NY11733060 -- (photo 21.6.2013) (BYP13.jpg)
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Cart Lane, road, Grange-over-Sands, SD39737717 -- Cast iron:- 'CART LANE / BRIGGS BARROW 1883' SD40117657 (at) (photo 5.7.2013) (BYS28.jpg)
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Grindall Place, building/s, St Bees, NX97241186 -- Name sign. (photo 16.11.2012) (BXP81.jpg)
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Fountain Street, street, Hawkshead, SD35189811 -- (photo 20.9.2013) (BZI45.jpg)
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Wordsworth Street, street, Hawkshead, SD35189819 -- Street name sign. A poet would have kept the old name. (photo 15.2.2008) (BOR60.jpg)
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Mitchelgate, street, Kirkby Lonsdale, SD60997872 -- Street name, SD61067875 (photo 10.6.2012) (BWS58.jpg)
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Kirkby Thore, building/s, Kirkby Thore, NY63892568 -- Street name:- 'CROSS STREET' (photo 31.8.2012) (BXF16.jpg)
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Graham Street, street, Arthuret, NY38036878 -- Street name sign. (photo 27.9.2013) (BZK18.jpg)
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Fleming Square, street, Maryport, NY03663677 -- Street name, NY03653680 (at) (photo 4.5.2012) (BWI52.jpg)
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Fleming Square, street, Maryport, NY03663677 -- Street name, NY03693671 (at) (photo 4.5.2012) (BWI63.jpg)
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Wood Street, street, Maryport, NY03623660 -- Sign, NY03773652 (at) (photo 4.5.2012) (BWI77.jpg)
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Wood Street, street, Maryport, NY03623660 -- Sign, NY03623659 (at) (photo 4.5.2012) (BWI83.jpg)
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Old Post Office, building/s, Kendal, SD51129246 -- Street sign for:- 'GREENSIDE' (photo 19.1.2010) (BRZ24.jpg)
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..., building/s, Penrith, NY51593025 -- Sign over entry:- 'WEIGHTS YARD' (photo 18.5.2012) (BWL48.jpg)
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Drovers Lane, street, Penrith, NY51273065 -- Sign, NY51603044 (at) (photo 18.5.2012) (BWL10.jpg)
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..., pinfold, Workington, NY00552833 -- Pinfold Street ... (photo 5.11.2010) (BTT91.jpg)
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Howgill Lane, street, Sedbergh, SD653923 -- Sign. (photo 23.11.2012) (BXR29.jpg)
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Finkle Street, street, St Bees, NX97151190 -- Name sign. (photo 16.11.2012) (BXQ09.jpg)
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..., building/s, St Bees, NX97181194 -- Sign. (photo 16.11.2012) (BXP98.jpg)
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Outrigg Place, street, St Bees, NX97151159 -- Sign. (photo 16.11.2012) (BXQ29.jpg)
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King Street, street, Ulverston, SD28597841 -- (photo 8.3.2013) (BXY82.jpg)
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Sun Street, street, Ulverston, SD28477834 -- (photo 8.3.2013) (BXY50.jpg)
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Roper Street, street, Whitehaven, NX97201807 -- Sign. (photo 15.3.2012) (BWB51.jpg)
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New Street, street, Wigton, NY25514852 -- Sign, NY25504842 (at) (photo 27.7.2013) (BYV99.jpg)

There are many street name books for particular towns, listed in Room 1992.
references

Room, Adrian: 1992: Street Names of England: Watkins, Paul (Stamford, Lincolnshire):: ISBN 1 871615 20 8

Field, J: 1984=1985: Street Names: Local Historian: vol.16: pp.195-203

McIntyre: 1975=1976: A Street by Any Other Name: Geographical Magazine: vol.48: pp.714, 717

Robins, F W: 1952=1954: Stories in Street Names: Amateur Historian: vol.1 (?): pp.278-282

Usherwood, S & Usherwood, H : 1969: Street Names: Ginn (London)



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