OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 17, 2017
Webpage updated: March 31, 2020

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ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD DEVONPORT

EDINBURGH ROAD

Edinburgh Road, formerly known as Dock Wall Street, or simply as Dock Wall, ran southwards from the Royal Dockyard Gate in Fore Street to to join James Street.  As its former name implies, the houses faced the blank Dockyard wall.  It had end-on junctions with Willes Street, Northbrook Street, Corry Street, and Duncan Street.

It did have several principal buildings: the Royal Sailors' Rest was at the corner with Fore Street; close by was the Zoar Mission Chapel; then Saint Mary's National School; and further down the Road was the Anglican Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.  The Moravian Sunday School was situated in Edinburgh Road but it is not known if it was a distinctive building or just one of the houses.

Surprising for a street so close to the Dockyard, it had only one Licensed Landmark, the Newport Inn, at number 20, run in 1914 by Mr R Glanville.

Edinburgh Road had no notable businesses.

For the Occupants of Edinburgh Road in 1890 CLICK HERE

  The author's Grandmother, then Miss Elsie Mallett Rogers, was born in Edinburgh Road in1891.