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#587291 - 22nd Sep 2011 2:12pm Yolk of Egg Lane
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Anybody know the origin of this earlier name of Derby Rd.?
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#587297 - 22nd Sep 2011 2:18pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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where did you get that from chris

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#587403 - 22nd Sep 2011 3:58pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: derekdwc]
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There's a reference to that name in "Sidelights on Tranmere" and on the tithe maps, two parcels of land on Derby Rd., on the Borough Rd. side are called Yolk of Egg and Further Yolk of Egg.
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#587660 - 23rd Sep 2011 3:49am Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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Hmm, could of been a private rd at one point and the name could of been named that by the chicken farmer?
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#587680 - 23rd Sep 2011 9:06am Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: _Ste_]
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Ste; in those days, there wouldn't have been chicken farmers, every farm just had a few chickens running around the farmyard. Interesting to see from the O.S. maps that it didn't go through to Whetstone Lane until some time between 1875 & 1910. Oh, and it didn't end at Further Yolk of Egg; there were two fields beyond that.
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#587785 - 23rd Sep 2011 11:52am Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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What a strange name for a road, couldn't begin to figure out that one.
Reminds of of a road in Lincolnshire, got the name plates up and everything so it is genuine, "Toil In Vain Lane", it's still there.
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#587790 - 23rd Sep 2011 12:01pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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As Chris will verify, in Shrewsbury town centre there is a well signed Grope Lane. A book I'm reading at the moment on the History of the Ordnance Survey reveals the original name was Grope C*nt Lane !

* insert the letter "u"

I'm saying nuffin' !


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#587809 - 23rd Sep 2011 1:40pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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ooo er!
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#587814 - 23rd Sep 2011 1:59pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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How rude.
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#587916 - 23rd Sep 2011 5:44pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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Dreadfully coarse I know. I've scrubbed the keyboard with Carbolic Soap!!

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#587920 - 23rd Sep 2011 6:05pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
As Chris will verify, in Shrewsbury town centre there is a well signed Grope Lane. A book I'm reading at the moment on the History of the Ordnance Survey reveals the original name was Grope C*nt Lane !

* insert the letter "u"

I'm saying nuffin' !



Grope Cnut? Who'd wanna grope King Cnut?? He's been dead for years... dunno

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#587984 - 23rd Sep 2011 8:57pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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Yolk of Egg is the name of four enclosed fields in Tranmere. It's a fairly common name for a field in Cheshire and represents an area in a township which has the highest quality soil...i.e the best part of the field/egg.

Hope this helps!

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#588000 - 23rd Sep 2011 9:19pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: Archaeo]
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Thanks, Deano; that would explain it.
I've now found the four fields, but two of them have the same name; yolk of egg. The other two are lower yolk of egg and further yolk of egg. Do you know of any others in Cheshire?
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#588001 - 23rd Sep 2011 9:21pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: chriskay]
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There's one in Thornton Hough, One in Spital, Tarvin, Prestbury, Wybunbury.

These four fields would have all been just one area prior to the Enclosures Act in the 19th Century.

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#588018 - 23rd Sep 2011 9:41pm Re: Yolk of Egg Lane [Re: Archaeo]
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Thanks again, Deano. Most interesting.
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