Athlone Crescent is a residential street located in the Avalon suburb of Lower Hutt. The street was named by James Stellin, who was the subdivider of the area in the 1920s. At the time, King George V was on the throne and the first and last Earl of Athlone, Alexander Cambridge (1894-1957), was a prominent figure in social, educational, and medical work. He was also the Governor-General of both South Africa and Canada.
The naming of the street reflects the role that the British monarchy has played in shaping the history and development of Lower Hutt. The royal links are also evident in James Stellin’s Strathmore Park subdivision, which had many connections to the royal family.