Topic: High Street, Christchurch

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Probably named after a street in Oxford, England, The High

Probably named after a street in Oxford, England, The High, as Christchurch itself was named after the college in Oxford.

Sumner Road was named by Joseph Thomas (b. 1803) and Edward Jollie (1825-1894) and is one of the original streets of Christchurch.

The 1850 map shows it ran from Hereford Street to St Asaph Street. An 1874 map shows Sumner Street extending as far as the East Belt (Fitzgerald Avenue).

By 1875 this section has been re-named Ferry Road; by 1890 it has been re-named Lower High Street.

Origin of name from Christchurch Street and Place Names

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High Street, Christchurch


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