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Street re-numbering

It may be helpful to family historians and others to know that some streets in Faversham have been re-numbered.

Streets in the town were not numbered at all until about 1860. This means that numbers in census enumerators' returns before 1861 are not street numbers but enumerators' serial numbers, bearing no relationship to present street numbers.

Streets re-numbered since initial numbering took place are known to include Newton Road, Ospringe Street (aka The Street, Ospringe), St Mary's Road and South Road.

It is not known by whom, when exactly or on what basis re-numbering was undertaken. No records have survived. However, within fairly close limits, using street directories, the relationship of present to former numbers has been established by a process of correlation.

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