Topic: Chancery Lane, Christchurch

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Named after Chancery, a division of the English High Court.

Named after Chancery, a division of the English High Court, because it was the shortest route between Christchurch legal offices which were mostly in Hereford Street, and the Magistrates’ and Supreme Courts.

Formed in 1880, running through Barker’s Estate, and expected to be of “great convenience to business men whose time is precious”. It runs through land which once belonged to Dr Alfred Barker (1819-1873).

Named in 1881.

Later known as Chancery Arcade

Origin of name from Christchurch Street and Place Names

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Chancery Lane, Christchurch


City:Christchurch