As with all towns some of its road names were derived from the names of people from the locality or in the public limelight and Biggleswade is no exception.
Why not explore the streets of old Biggleswade with Ken Page as your guide. Select a street or road from the list below and you will find Ken’s guide in words and pictures to the history of its buildings, its inhabitants, its businesses and much more. You will see how the street has changed over the years. You will see buildings that are no longer there. In short, you will learn a great deal.
Market Square and High Street – see our book “Heritage Trail” on the Publications page.
- Back Street
- Bonds Lane, Palace Street and Foundry Lane
- Church Street and Chapel Fields
- Road Names
- Rose Lane
- Saffron Road
- Shortmead Street (east side)
- Shortmead Street (west side)
- Station Road
- Stratton Street
- The Race
Roads in 1910
If you take a look at a map of Biggleswade today it is evident just how much it has grown; here are all the road names of the town in 1910:
Cemetery Street (now Lawrence Road)
St Andrew’s Place
St Andrew’s Street
St John’s Street