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History of Oad Street
Oad Street is a small hamlet, within the parish of Borden.
In 1798, Edward Hasted in his Topographical Survey writes of Oad Street. ‘On the
opposite side from Sutton Barne is the hamlet of Wood, formerly, called Hode-street,
situated on high ground; at a small distance eastward from which is a long tract
of woodland, in which there is a great plenty of chesnut stubs, whence they are usually
known by the name of chesnut woods. These woods reach down the side of the hill to
the Detling road, and the western boundary of this parish
In 1695, in the sinking of a cellar by Dr. Plot, at Sutton Barne, several Roman bricks
were found, with their edges upward, much like those, he says, which had been turned
up at the antient Roman Sullonicæ, near Ellestre, in Middlesex; and near Hoadstreet
was, about the same time, found an antient British coin’.