Some place name changes, alternative spellings, similar areas and their meanings.
Origins: Believed to be named after ‘old Jesse Barton’, a shepherd and milkman who lived in a solitary cottage near the site of the Ship on Shore.
Originally this would have been Sheerness.
Origin: So named because most of the original inhabitants worked in the naval dockyard, and painted their houses with blue paint misappropriated from admiralty stores.
Alternative spellings: Cable Fleet, Cable Creek
Alternative spellings: Cheney Rock, Cheyne Rock
Origins: Believed to be named by, or after Sir William Cheyne.
Marine Parade, Sheerness:
Used to be called Cheyney Rock Road
Isle of Sheppey:
Insula Ovinium, Sceapige (meaning: island of sheep)
The Broadway (Sheerness):
Previously: Edward Street
Origins: Originally called Edward Street because the majority of the buildings were designed by Sir Edward Banks.
Previously: Banks Town
Origins: The names derives from the fact that’s situated approximately 1 mile from Bluetown.
Alternative spellings: Quynborow, Quinborough
Previously: Charles Street
Scrap’s Gate, Scap Gate, Scrape Hope Marsh
Origins: Believed to be named after a gate at this point.
Crog Dick (Crog Diep, Crog Deep, Crogdeep, Croggdeepe, Crockdeepe, Crog Creek, Crey Deep)
Origins: Named after the windmill that existed midpoint along the creek.