Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

Holborn Drive

Holborn Drive in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, is named after Holborn, a historic district in Central London. The street is part of the Holborn Subdivision, which was developed by the Lower Hutt City Council in the late 1960s under the guidance of town planner Richard Holmes, who had previously worked for the London County Council.

Holborn Drive and other streets within the subdivision, such as Aldersgate Grove, Clapham, Fenchurch, Greenwich, Shaftesbury, and Whitechapel, were named after prominent locations in London. The naming of these streets reflects the influence of the town planner’s background, as well as the cultural heritage of early settlers who brought their history and affiliations to New Zealand, playing a role in shaping the development and identity of the area.

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