- Named after William Cosmo (April 27, 1720 – August 5, 1752), duke of Gordon, who owned Gordon House which previously stood on the east side of Chase Side. His son was the infamous Lord George Gordon, the instigator of the infamous anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1778, who is said to have been born in the house. The road was featured in an Ordnance Survey map of 1867 but not named. In 1870 it was known as Conduit Road from the former conduit supplied from a well at the top of the hill. It was later known as Upper Gordon Road with the present name appearing on maps from 1896.
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