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Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Posted: 8 Mar 2011 10:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2011 6:43PM GMT
I am aware of several street name changes in Southville, Bristol.
Merrywood Road was originally Bull Lane.
The road was renamed using the name of a local building.
Hill Street became Merrywood Close, but there may be a more sinister reason behind this street name change.

I would like to know the story behind this name change.

This notice is pinned here because Bristol is both a city and county in England. Bristol is not listed under the choice of counties. It would be confusing to put there message under the wrong county.

Re: Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Posted: 9 Mar 2011 2:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Since these boards are seen by people all over the world, you probably should post this to the locality boards. Drill down from UK and down the subcategories until you get to Bristol.

Re: Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Posted: 26 Sep 2011 6:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just wondering if you found out the reason behind this name change?
I'd also be interested in knowing.

Re: Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Posted: 26 Sep 2011 8:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Someone I work with lived in the street when she was very young. She seems to think someone was murdered there.

I have searched the internet, but with no luck - I have no year to look for in local papers.

I guess I should contact local history magazines like "The Malago". Or may be a business that has been in the area for a long long time.....

any other ideas?

I should have asked Joan before the Nylon Shop on North Street closed!!!

I have always thought it a bit odd that they called it a "Close" - all the other cul-de-sacs are "*** Street"; Argyle, Summer, and Milford Streets.

Re: Hill Street became Merrywood Close

Posted: 26 Sep 2011 9:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for that, I shall continue searching also and let you know if I find out anything.
Regards
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