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Title: Road Name Query
Post by: DougT on 23 December, 2018, 02:25:05 PM
Unfortunately this query does not sit easily under any category but on the Newham History Facebook Group discussion was taking place about the White Horse Statue at Roof Level above the shops in Barking Road opposite the Town Hall Annexe. In the discussion someone pointed out that the name of Streatfield Road was on the street name plates as Streatfeild Road. Google Street Maps also show it as Streatfeild. I have always spelt it as Streatfield so has my spelling been incorrect for 60+ years or have Newham Council dropped a clanger?
Title: Re: Road Name Query
Post by: MickG on 23 December, 2018, 06:47:32 PM
Hello Doug. I had to look this one up because as like you I have always spelled field as field. The word feild is defined as a meaningless non-English word.

However it appears that Streatfeild Avenue was probably named after William Streatfeild who lived in the parish pf East Ham 1827-1860. I think the clue is in his surname as Streat is not spelled Street which tends to indicate this avenue was named after a persons family surname.

Having said all that, the links below to an Ordnance Survey Map pf 1947-1964 and 1908 Street map of East Ham spell the road two different ways so it does appear others have been confused in the past.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=19&lat=51.5344&lon=0.0569&layers=173&right=BingHyb

http://mapco.net/bart1908/bart28b.htm
Title: Re: Road Name Query
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Title: Re: Road Name Query
Post by: DougT on 01 January, 2019, 10:05:57 AM
Glad that I wasn't alone on the mis-spelling! Just seen an old notice in the London Gazette re Parking Enforcement where the name is also spelt as Streatfield. Does that invalidate any parking tickets that may have been issued.