Elphinstone Road

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Elphinstone Road
Other Names
Former name(s)Ore Lane
Named AfterSir Howard Elphinstone (-1846)
JunctionsBaldslow Road,Mount Pleasant Road,Hughenden Road,Laton Road,Beaconsfield Road

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Elphinstone Road was originally named Ore Lane and the name recalls Sir Howard Elphinstone (-1846) who owned Ore Place and Ridge Farm.

Prior to 1869, the road was not much more than a track above what is now the junction with Mount Pleasant Road when proposals were made to improve the route. This resulted in a number of court cases arising due to land-owners who held the adjoining lands refusing to sell portions of their land.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 26 March 1869