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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:27 am

will Saxon Grange be the name - or maybe just the marketing name?

Amaziing how many homes they can squeeze in a space these days. Is there no demand for gardens?
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby EcclesCake » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:53 am

oceanbreeze wrote:Where do they get name Saxon from--it does not seem to quite fit with the usual Ampthill names---?


Fits in perfectly with others like Ampthill Heights, located the lowest part of the town.

Woburn Forest Centre Parks :roll:

And we have Park Hill where it is obvious we have very little parking :lol:
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby SCRABBLER » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:12 pm

To much like "Saxon Gate" which is so beloved of Developers. :AA
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby oceanbreeze » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:47 pm

Swaffield is at least an Ampthill name so Saxon seems even more out of context! Tudor certainly fits better. Anyway, who decides the names--the Developer or the TC or a combination of the two?
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:59 pm

well according to Central Beds:

Applying For A New Postal Address
Applications for new addresses should be made to the Building Control Team of Central
Bedfordshire Council to whom address and postcode omissions can also be reported and
requests made for naming/renaming of properties.
Applications should be made by:
 Individuals or developers building new dwellings, commercial or industrial premises
 Individuals or developers undertaking conversions of existing residential, commercial or
industrial premises which will result in the creation of new separately addressed units
Developers who use a marketing name for a site must make it clear to any prospective
purchasers, that it is not part of an official postal address.
Applications for new addresses should be submitted as soon as work commences. In the
case of new street names this is essential as the time from receiving a proposed name until
it is formally adopted can take several months.3
On developments requiring new street names the developer may put forward a naming
proposal and the Council will pass this request to the relevant Parish or Town Council to
consider this proposal when deciding on a suitable name. If the developer has suggested a
street name the Parish or Town Council can either accept the proposed name or suggest
an alternative. The Council does not consult where the application is solely for the
numbering or naming of a single building.
All requests should be made in writing.
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby SCRABBLER » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:12 am

Well let us hope that the Town Council sees sense and comes up with a better name that Saxon Grange!!
As I said earlier, it sounds very Developer driven. :AA
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby maccum » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Hi I thought I would have a quick look to see if Ampthill had any saxon origins and indeed it does, although this was all I could find in a 5 second surf of the internet. Some lovely ideas here for street names methinks!!

The name 'Ampthill' is of Anglo-Saxon origin, as the first settlement was called 'Aemethyll', which literally means either 'ant-heap' or 'ant infested hill'.

I rather like the idea of living at No. 9 Infested Hill. ))
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby oceanbreeze » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:38 pm

Well, we certainly have come up with some novel names for various parts of the Town :lol: :lol: :Be
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Re: Swaffield Close

Postby Chorradas » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:14 pm

Ampthill was in The People newspaper this morning!

Rant of the ant people


SNOOTY residents are turning their noses up at a new estate because it links them to the Dark Ages.

People of Ampthill, Beds, prefer to be known for their Tudor heritage, because Henry VIII hunted there.

But the new estate is to be named Saxon Grange.

One critic said: "Let's hope the council sees sense and picks a better name."

But developers Croudace chose it because, in fact, Saxon chiefs first named the town Aemethyll which means Ant-infested Hill.

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