Elphinstone Road

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Elphinstone Road
Other Names
Former name(s)Ore Lane
JunctionsBaldslow Road,Mount Pleasant Road,Hughenden Road,Laton Road,Beaconsfield Road

Origin of Name[edit | edit source]

Elphinstone Road was originally named Ore Lane and the name recalls Sir Howard Elphinstone who owned Ore Place and Ridge Farm. Prior to 1869, the road was not much more than a track 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]

  1. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 26 March 1869