Topic: Edgecumbe Street

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Edgecumbe Street was named after George Edgecumbe.

Edgecumbe Street is located in the Hamilton, New Zealand suburb of Whitiora.  It is a crown grant and was named Lower Mount Street in 1913 by civic leaders, surveyors and citizens.  It was renamed Edgecumbe Street in 1923 by Hamilton City Council.  Edgecumbe Street was named after George Edgecumbe, who settled  in Waikato in 1865.  He was a member of Hamilton Borough and City Council (1885-7, 1905-7) and mayor from 1899-01.  (Gibbons p. 82) (HCC) (HCL) (Lands & Surveys)

The image above was retrieved from Google maps streetview c. 2011.  Edgecumbe Street is located here on Google maps.


Gibbons, P.J. (1977) Astride The River. Hamilton, New Zealand. Whitcoulls.

Hamilton City Council (1913, 1923). Minutes. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hamilton City Libraries (2011). Heritage street name index cards. Hamilton, New Zealand.

New Zealand Lands and Surveys Department.  File 541, survey map. (1981)

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Edgecumbe Street

City:Hamilton, New Zealand
Name:Edgecumbe Street
Subject:Street names-New Zealand-Hamilton