wasnt there an incident there not so long ago ,a sort of mercey killing ,husband and wife??.
also desmene street still exists but believe me its not a place you would want to visit
My great grandparents lived at various addresses in Demesne street. It was once a very thriving community and had some excellent houses. I can remember some of the very old one's that must have been very posh in their time but it has gone right down the nick now.
It is pronounced as DEEMAIN. It is a strange name so I looked this up ages ago and this is what I found.
It refers to land that is owned free and clear of all strings - and there was a time when such was rare even though today it is almost entirely the usual arrangement. Once commonplace were leasehold (term for years) and Copyhold - an obligation to do annual services (typically harvesting) for the Manor as a condition of ownership.