No surprise finding Main Street ranks highly in a list of most common UK addresses. Many other places share literal reason behind eventually naming their first residentially lined lane, although it might not have been first choice for Hucknall-under-Huthwaite. Town Street was also referenced, but then later mention does infer that once separated the south section alongside the Market Place, until adopting national postal code addressing.
Comparing a so far unnamed 1805 internal street with this 1835 mapping can offer no significant differences following initial 18th century rising demand for housing to largely entice industrial (FWK) framework knitters. This old cart track from a "Top End" farm formed a residential hub, by connecting all four major through roads after laying a straighter New Road southward. Footpaths stretching further north never would route a much later proposed roadway into Skegby.
Businesses advertised below came far later. Trying to explain why it took so long to begin fulfilling such desperate need for more rentable housing then offered clue why Main Street location had been so important in being able to initially support small communal yards.
To fully cover street interests, the menu divides length into historically recognised sections. Adding separately featured areas and yards will show how address aptly described Main Street. It begins by introducing a Falls area, previously unrecognised for being so influential.
Written 25 Jan 13 Revised 31 Oct 15 © by Gary Elliott