Edgeware | History

Edgeware Road
Named after Edgware Road in London and a railway station.
Originally an accommodation road i.e. a route for stock.
Edmund Green is listed living at Edgeware Road in 1866.
First appears in street directories in 1878 and appears on an 1879 map.
[The name has been altered with the addition of another ā€œeā€.]
Named by William Henry Butler (1837?-1915), a bricklayer from Nottingham, at a public meeting held to name streets in the district about 1874. He built the first house in the street.
https://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/PlaceNames/ChristchurchStreetNames-D-E.pdf, Page 96