A History of Kennington’s Street Names

If you have wondered just why the road where you live is called what it is click on its name or photo below to discover the reason, which can be as simple as a local physical feature but often this name has been chosen to mark the work of a special person or to commemorate a special place that have played an important part in Kennington’s Past.

Not only may you find these chosen names interesting in themselves, but the deliberations that took place before these final decisions were reached often add a fascinating and sometimes amusing angle on the whole matter.

The Village’s Streets are covered in no particular order of significance but you can be assured every effort has been made to research and update the source material very carefully, which in many cases established the alternative names also considered.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed doing the research.

George Ross

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