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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 24, 2019
Webpage updated: February 24, 2019

        

ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD PLYMOUTH - A-Z INDEX

BILBURY STREET

Billabiri Street was recorded in 1342.  It had become Byllebury Street by 1440.

By 1765 it was shown on Benjamin Donn's "Map of the Town and Citadel of Plymouth" as Lower Broad Street, running from the eastern end of Butchers' Lane eastwards to Martyn's Gate and Briton Side.

This may have been a place for gathering bilberries or whortleberries or it may have been a corruption of "billa's burgh", which Crispin Gill suggests was the original Saxon settlement on the northern shore of Sutton Pool.

Bilbury Street later became the middle section of Treville Street.

For a list of the occupants of Lower Broad Street in 1812 CLICK HERE.

For a list of the occupants of Bilbury Street in 1852 CLICK HERE