The origin of these Chesterfield town centre street names has been revealed.
The origin of these Chesterfield town centre street names has been revealed.

The origin and history behind 19 Chesterfield town centre street names

From The Shambles and Gluman Gate to Low Pavement and Saltergate, the history behind 19 Chesterfield town centre street names has been revealed.

Thursday, 28th April 2022, 10:40 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2022, 10:44 am

Chesterfield and District Civic Society has produced this list of some of the best-known thoroughfares and back alleys in our town, and the often long-forgotten background to their names.

Society chairman Philip Riden said: “The names of streets, whether they have existed since the Middle Ages or whether they have been devised in modern times, can throw a great deal of light on the history of a community, in Chesterfield as in any town.

"Also in Chesterfield, as elsewhere, some old names have disappeared but remain clues to the past.”

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