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michael


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Post: #41
14-01-2009 08:28 PM

SteveGrindlay Wrote:
Actually not. A pedant would insist that it be called "St Germans Road", and if there were an apostrophe it should be after the "s". The name appears in various parts of Lewisham, particularly Blackheath.


May I refer you to http://www.mappalondon.com/london/south-...t-hill.jpg which shows the road called St Germain's Road around 1871. Which would explain the name of the pub.

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brian


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Post: #42
14-01-2009 08:57 PM

Thanks Steve.

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stevegrindlay


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Post: #43
14-01-2009 10:26 PM

I agree with you up to a point, Michael. The use of "St Germain's Road" dates from perhaps 1858 (the pub appeared in 1867) and for that reason alone it should continue unchallenged.

However, it was still the Earl of St Germans who owned the land, and as the street name was intended to record that fact a pedant (unlike me) might still insist that is the correct spelling.


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Perryman


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Post: #44
15-01-2009 02:09 AM

Re Darces. Thanks Steve.

On reflection, my idea that the Germans might abbreviate the word "crescent" to "cres" or abbreviate any word for that matter, is totally absurd.

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stevegrindlay


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15-01-2009 08:22 AM

Actually, Perryman, I didn't respond immediately as I wondered whether you were being ironic...


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PVP


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Post: #46
15-01-2009 11:35 AM

Dacres may be derived from D'Acres, which is not an uncommon name.

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