Webpage created: February 24, 2019
Webpage updated: February 24, 2019
There was a Higher Batter Street and a Lower Batter Street. They ran from Pike Street, later Looe Street, southwards to The Parade and New Quay on the Sutton Harbour. Higher Batter Street stopped at the junction with Catte Street and Stillman Street. Lower Batter Street was in 1820 known as Pomery Conduit Street but reverted to part of Batter Street at a later stage.
Batter Street was the boundary between the parishes of Saint Andrew's on the western side and Charles on the eastern. Batter Street is recorded was early as 1626 in "The Place-Names of Devon".
The origin of this street name, or whether it is connected with the batter used in cooking, is not known.
There were no residents listed as occupying properties in Batter Street in 1812 but the Reverend Herbert Mends was recorded as a resident of Pomeroy Conduit Street, i.e. Lower Batter Street.
For a list of the occupants of Batter Street in 1852 CLICK HERE.