Other Old Sawley Streets

Plant Lane

The name Plant Lane goes back to at least the 18th century.

Wright’s shoe shop operated in Plant Lane from the early 1800s until the 1970s.   It is now a private house.

Towle Close / Street

Towle Close was given to the Towle family in the Enclosure Act.  The village well was here, though most people used the pump near Manor Yard.  In the early 1900s it was replaced by Towle Street, connecting the extended Draycott Road with Arnold Ave.  Though there were few (if any) houses before the Rural District Council built homes here in the late 1920s.

Firs Street

Firs Street was named after Firs Farm on East End, which had 2 large fir trees by the front door.

Arnold Avenue

Arnold Avenue was developed about 1900.  It was named after Joseph Arnold, who owned the land. 

Shirley Street

Shirley Street was developed about 1900.  It was named after nearby field names: Shirley Close, Shirley Lees and Shirley Corner.

Ladylea Road

Ladylea was named after an ancient field and Ladylea Farm which formerly occupied the land.

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