The Henley Advertiser November 18th, 1876
The Henley Advertiser reported the outcome of a meeting when the naming of streets and numbering of houses was discussed
Local Board, Nov. 14
The report of the Committee on the naming and numbering of the streets was read. It recommended that the name Oxford Road be given to that part hitherto called Northfield End and that Bell Street should terminate at Mr Fuller's on one side and at Bell Lane on the other, being the boundary lines of the Henley and Bensington Manors.
After some discussion it was decided to retain the present names of the streets and localities. Northfield End terminating at Portland Cottage, where the Fair Mile begins.
It was proposed that the names of the streets be affixed as follows.
Street Sign location Reading Road the name to be fixed on Mr Boyles' house Friday Street on house lately occupied by Mr Castle Duke Street ditto Duke Street on the Queens Head public house Grays Lane ditto Duke Street on Mrs Thackera's house Duke Street on the Blue Bell public house Hart Street on Mr T Clements' house Market Place on Mrs Thackera's house Market Place on Messers Young and Monks house Market Place on Mrs Linds' house West Street on Police Station Bell Street on Messers Young and Monks house Bell Street on Mr T Clements' house Bell Street on Mrs Fuller's house Northfield End on Mrs Jeffrie's house Bell Street on Mr Lovelock's house New Street on Messers Turner & Co house New Street on Mr Cooper's house New Street on the corner of the wharf Hart Street on Mr Wyatt's house Hart Street on Mr G Brakspear's house Friday Street on the Granary
The report said that the Committee are of the opinion that the numbering of the houses should be optional on the part of the occupiers but subject to the control of the Local Board and under the supervision of the Surveyor, who would prepare a street schedule to be sanctioned by the Board. The numers to commence from the Obelisk and work out in even and odd numbers respectively on each side of the street...
Adjourned to next meeting and Surveyor be requested to produce a schedule.
The Henley Advertiser November 25th, 1876
Report on Surveyor's overall survey of the whole of the pavements to bring them into a thoroughly satisfactory condition.