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|Former name(s)||Medina Road|
|Named After||Essenden, Hertfordshire|
Essenden Road first appears in an 1895 directory when, apparently, only one house had been erected. That was occupied by Mr V B Crake whose first wife was from Essenden, Hertfordshire which seems to explain the naming of the road.
- Hastings & St Leonards Observer 18 December 1948 pg. 7