Road Name Changes across Southampton

The following name changes are known to have taken place, at different periods of Southampton’s history, consequent upon various suburbs being brought into the then County Borough of Southampton. Problems were quickly encountered with identical road names and within a year or so changes were implemented.

This list was made some years ago and is not complete. If you have information that we could add to it then please contact us.

CURRENT NAMEORIGINAL NAMEDATE
Almatade RoadAlma Road, Bitterne1924
Almond RoadAlma Road, Shirley1902
Anglesea RoadBrunswick Road, Shirleyc. 1900
Augustine RoadOak Road, Northam1924
Bassett Crescent EastThe Crescent, Bassettpre 1941
Beatrice RoadVictoria Road, Shirley1924
Belgrave RoadBrooklyn Road, Portswoodpre 1908
Bellemoor RoadUpper Shirley Road, Shirley1883
Belmont PlaceWestridge Road, Portswoodpre 1908
Belmont Road (part)Park Road, Portswoodpre 1908
Bernard StreetBridge Street, City1924
Bevois Valley RoadBevois Valley, Bevois
Bishops RoadHigh Street, Itchen1924
Bitterne Road East (part)Botley Road, Bitterne
Bitterne Road East (part)Bitterne Road, Bitterne
Bitterne Road East (part)Northam Bridge Road, Bitternepre 1932
Bitterne PrecinctHigh Street, Bitterne
Bourne RoadOsbourne Road, Freemantle1898
Burgess Street (later to Road)Alma Road, Bassett1924
Bursledon Road (part)Church Road, Bitterne
Cannon StreetPound Street, Shirley1924
Carlisle RoadUnion Road, Shirley1903
Castle Road (from Copsewood Road to Dimond Road)Hillside Avenue, Bitterne Parkpre 1932
Cawte RoadUnion Road, Freemantle1903
Chapel StreetChaplin Street, St Mary’spre 1908
Chatsworth RoadVictoria Road, Bitterne1924
Cracknore RoadLodge Road, Freemantle1901
Crown StreetHighcrown Street, Shirleypre 1908
Deacon RoadFurze Lane, Bitterne
Deacon Road (part)Thornhill Road, Bitterne1924
Dean Road (part)Brewery Road, Bitternepre 1932
Dean Road (part)Chapel Street, Bitterne1924
Dell RoadCopsewood Road (part), Midanbury
Earls RoadValley Road, Portswoodpre
Florence RoadAlma Road, Woolston1924
Glen RoadGrove Road, Woolston1924
Hawkeswood RoadSouth View Road, Bitterneafter 1918
Hawthorne RoadOakhurst Road, Highfieldpre 1931
Hazel RoadElm Road, Itchen1924
Hewitts RoadCliff Road, Freemantlec. 1900
Hillside AvenueHillside, Bitterne Parkpre 1908
Howards GrovePound Road, Shirleyc. 1900
Kathleen RoadSt. Mary Street, Sholing1924
Kentish RoadKent Road, Shirley1903
Keswick RoadAlbert Road, Woolston1924
Kings Park RoadPark Road, Citypre 1908
Lances HillGreat Lance’s Hill, Bitternepre 1908
Laurel RoadIvy Road, Itchen1924
Little Lances HillLance’s Hill, Bitternepre 1908
Leighton Road (now St. Edmunds Road)Oxford Road, Shirleyc. 1900
Lyon StreetLower Lyon Streetpre 1908
Macnaghton RoadStation Road, Bitternepre 1932
Manor Farm RoadHolland Road, Bitterne
Marlborough RoadOxford Street, Shirley1924
Marne RoadInkerman Road, Bitterne1924
Methuen StreetYork Street, Avenuepre 1908
Midanbury Lane (part)Dott’s Lane, Bitterneafter 1911
Mousehole LaneMousehole Hill, Bitternepre 1932
Oakley RoadMousehole Lane, Shirleyc. 1900
Osborne RoadWinchester Road, Portswoodpre 1908
Ozier RoadLove Lane, Bitterne1966
Parkview RoadParkviewpre 1931
Parkville RoadPark Road, Swaythling1924
Paynes/Park Roads (part)Naseby Road, Freemantle1904
Pinegrove RoadFirgrove Road, Sholing1924
Pitt RoadLake Road, Freemantle1924
Poole RoadBrook Road, Itchen1924
Pound StreetPound Lane, Bitterne1897
Radstock RoadAvenue Road, Itchen1924
Randolph StreetRussell Street, Shirley1903
Redcar StreetRegent Street, Shirley1903
Roberts RoadAlbert Road, Shirley1901
Ruby RoadLodge Road, Bitterne1924
Rupert RoadAlbert Road, Bitterne1924
Sandringham RoadThe Crescent, Bitterne Park1924
Sea RoadHill Street, Itchen1924
Shaftesbury AvenueBassett Road, Highfieldpre 1908
Shakespeare AvenueShakespeare Road, Highfieldpre 1908
Shales RoadBack Lane, Bitterne
Shirley RoadRomsey Lane, Freemantlec. 1900
Spring CrescentSpring Road, Portswood1924
Spring RoadMerryoak Lane, Sholing
St. Anne’s RoadMilton Road, Woolston1924
St. Edmund’s RoadLeighton Road, Shirley1924
St. Monica RoadChurch Road, Sholing1924
Southcliff RoadCliff Road, Bevoispre 1908
Stratton Road(Police) Station Road, Shirley1903
Summers StreetAlbert Street, Bevoispre 1908
Swift RoadOnslow Road, Woolston1924
Tankerville RoadBritannia Road, Itchen1924
The Avenue (part)Trafalgar Placepre 1908
The CrescentSandringham Roadpre 1932
Thornhill RoadBack Lane, Bitterne (known locally)by 1987
University RoadChurch Lane, Highfield
Upper Deacon RoadDeacon Road, Bitternepost 1946
Upper Deacon RoadThornhill Road, Bitternepre 1932
Vaudrey StreetBeavis Street, Shirley1901
Vespasian RoadClausentum Road, Bitterne1924
Victor StreetAlbert Street, Shirley1901
Walpole RoadAvenue Road, Itchen1924
Warren CrescentThe Crescent, Shirley Warren1924
Wessex LaneChurch Lane, Swaythlingpre 1941
Wharncliffe RoadCliff Road, Woolston1924
Winchester RoadOsborne Road, Shirleypre 1908
Witts Hill (part)Mousehole Lane (part), Bitternepre 1937
Wolseley RoadWellington Road, Shirley1903
York DroveYork Road, Bitternepre 1908
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