Nylands Avenue, TW9

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This street was laid out on market garden land that was inherited by an Elizabeth Taylor in 1838 and then passed onto another branch of the family the Leyborne Popham one of whom later developed the land and named it after their extensive west country interests connected with the family seat Littlecote, in Wiltshire. The name itself comes from the manor and parish of Nyland in Somerset, which is now part of Cheddar. The name derives from the Old English word iegland, meaning island, the addition of the N comes from atten iegland, at the island (the -n at the end of atten being fused with iegland) and the latter from the Anglo Saxon personal name Eadred, thus meaning Eadred’s island.


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