This page is dedicated to the history of street names within the Parish.  If you have any more information than is shown here we would be grateful if you would send it to us.

For more information on local field names you can download a copy of D W Bushby's 1975 publication titled "Field Names at Marston Moreteine Bedfordshire by clicking here.  This document is 16MB so may take some time to download. 



Street Map Name Derivation
Allen Court Map


Arundel Road Map


Ashcraft Close Map

Local field name

Banks Close Map


Barkers Piece Map 

Local field name

Beancroft Road Map


Bedford Road/Marston Moreteyne Map

Named when this was the main road to Bedford before Marston was bypassed 

Bedford Road/Upper Shelton Map

Road to bedford

Brook Road Map 


Browns Close Map


Burridge Close Map


Campin Court Map


Chandlers Close Map


Chequers Close Map

Name of public house that was in close proximity to the site.

Church Walk Map

Proximity to St Mary's Church

Churchill Road Map


Clifton Way  

Named after the late Terry Clifton in honour of his dedicated work for the local community

Deacon Mews Map


Denbigh Close Map


Denton Drive Map 

Denton Family

Drapers End Map

Local field name

Ford Piece  

Local field name

Franklin Close Map


Gold Furlong  

Local field name 

Great Linns  

Local field name

Great Meadow  

Local field name 

Hillson Close Map

Hillson Family

Hockley Court Map


Holme Close Map


Howes Drive Map

Howes Family


Local field name

Horseshoe Close Map

Named after The Horseshoes public house located nearby.

Ingram Close Map 


Johnson Close Map


Jubilee Cottages Map


Lakeview Map

Proximity to Stewartby Lake

Little Linns  

Local field name

Little Meadow  

Local field name

Longcroft Lane Map

Local field name

Lower Shelton Road Map


Manor Road Map 

Proximity to Moreteyne Manor

Marston Hill Map

Name of hill  

Moat Farm Close Map

Local farm that was on this site

Moreteyne Road Map



Local field name

Nicholls Close Map


Oat Piece Map

Local field name

Owen Close Map


Parrish Close Map


Pembroke Close Map


Primrose Close Map

Named after the wife of former Parish Council chairman Frank Denton 

Reynes Close Map


Roberts Drive Map


Roxhill Road Map

Road to Roxhill Manor Farm

Scotchbrook Road Map


Snagge Court Map

Sir Thomas Snagge (1536-1593) was Lord of the Manor in Marston and Speaker of the House of Commons

South Meadow  

Local field name

Squires Road Map


St Mary's Close Map

Proximity to St Mary's Church

Station Road Map

Proximity to Millbrook Station

Station Lane Map

Proximity to Millbrook Station

Stratford Way Map


The Green Map


The Jetty, Lower Shelton Road  


The Rickyard Map


Tylecote Close Map

 Named after Kent & England cricketer Edward Ferdinando Sutton Tylecote (1849-1938)

Upper Shelton Road Map


Watson Way Map


Woburn Road Map

Named when this was the main road before Marston was bypassed