Hawkenbury Farm street names revealed
The HVA has been working with Berkeley Homes on finding street and other names for the Hawkenbury Farm development. We sent them a long list of names associated with the local area and, in particular, those referred to in Sibbey’s Story. We are pleased that a number of our suggestions have been included in the final list that has been submitted to the council for approval. Attached at the end of the list is a PDF showing the street names along with the blocks of apartments.
The various streets are named as follows:
Duncath – The main route connecting Hawkenbury Road and Maryland Road. Suggested by the previous owner of the land, Mr Wright.
Off the main route is Delves Crescent, Sibbeys Close and Skinners Drive.
Delves Crescent leads down to Rafferty Drive.
The apartment buildings are to be named as follows:
Chantler, Bassett and Marquess Courts
Pollards, Funnell and Joslin Courts
James and Edwards Courts
Roseberry, Bayes, Holly and Huttleberry Courts.
Our suggestions came from Fred Sibbey’s story and local residents. Here are short extracts explaining the highlighted names above.
Sibbeys Close – Fred Sibbey was a well known and respected member of the community, who had lived in Hawkenbury and the surrounding area for over eighty years.
Rafferty Drive – Rafferty was the name of a real stalwart horse, who lived on Hawkenbury Farm, to about 25 and used to be put out to graze in that bottom field.
Chantler Court – Mrs Chantler organised the annual Christmas party for the Sunday School. Fred attended as a child.
Pollards Court – Pollards Row was one of the 56 dwellings in the village listed in the 1861 Census. Sarah Blunt was listed as living there and she was a laundry worker.
Funnell Court – Henry Funnell was listed as the landlord of the Spread Eagle in 1871.
Joslin Court – Whybourne Gate Farm was known as Joslins Farm by the local lads in Fred’s time. They would cadge a pigs bladder and use it as a football on the way home.
Roseberry Court – Roseberry Place was the original name for 1 Nelson Road. This address became the Sibbeys Grocer and General Store. It is now the One Stop.
Holly Court – Holly Farm was at the corner of Hawkenbury Road and what is now Maryland Road.
Attached is the PDF of the layout. 181123 Street Naming Mark-up Please note the file is quite large and you will need Acrobat PDF Reader to open it.
It is great to see part of the history of Hawkenbury recaptured in the new development.