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Title: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: Forthefamily on Wednesday 15 September 21 16:28 BST (UK)
I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding some street names in Derry.

I've been researching my dad's tree and looking at the records between 1869 and 1901 one family lived at the following places.

21 Hoggs Folly, The Wells and 122 St Columbs Wells.

I guess The Wells and St Columbs Wells are names for the same street/place?

I have been told that Hoggs Folly was also called St. Columba's Walk.

Were St Columbs Wells  and St. Columba's Walk close to each other? I was trying to find an old map that might show these streets but alas no luck.

mab
Title: Re: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: scotmum on Wednesday 15 September 21 17:06 BST (UK)
Some interesting info on Hogg's Folly at:

https://www.derryjournal.com/news/how-30-derry-streets-got-their-names-800861

Title: Re: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: Forthefamily on Wednesday 15 September 21 17:14 BST (UK)
That is interesting :)

mab
Title: Re: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Wednesday 15 September 21 17:33 BST (UK)
I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding some street names in Derry.

I've been researching my dad's tree and looking at the records between 1869 and 1901 one family lived at the following places.

21 Hoggs Folly, The Wells and 122 St Columbs Wells.

I guess The Wells and St Columbs Wells are names for the same street/place?

I have been told that Hoggs Folly was also called St. Columba's Walk.

Were St Columbs Wells  and St. Columba's Walk close to each other? I was trying to find an old map that might show these streets but alas no luck.

mab

Mab,

Iím not native to the North-West but here goes  :-\

According to the PRONI Historical Maps Viewer https://apps.spatialni.gov.uk/PRONIApplication/, in the present day theyíre about 400 metres apart. (Choose 5th Edition 1919-1963 map). The street St Columbís Wells was much more extensive in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Have a look at this OpenStreetMap-
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/5153322#map=17/54.99358/-7.32655

The road coming off Lecky Road (bottom left) and running to Barrack Street is St Columbaís Walk. What remains of St Columbís (St Columba's on map) Wells (top centre) has been redeveloped.

KG

Title: Re: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Wednesday 15 September 21 17:55 BST (UK)

Here's the Google map of their locations-
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.9937966,-7.3273995,17z?hl=en-GB


Title: Re: Help with Derry street names?
Post by: Forthefamily on Wednesday 15 September 21 18:22 BST (UK)
Thank you very much KG  ;D

mab