This was the earlier name of the modern Wolseley Road in Freemantle. This road and others was laid out in the 1850s on land that had originally been part of the Freemantle House estate and which had been sold by its owner Sampson Payne to property developers. Sampson Payne may have named some of the streets himself. Besides those associated with the estate and family, they included names which commemorated British victories and heroes, such as Trafalgar, Wellington, Waterloo and Nelson. Payne may have been prompted by the death of Wellington in 1852. Wellington Road was renamed Wolseley Road in 1903 in memory of another famous soldier, Viscount Wolseley.
Wellington Terrace was a 19th century terrace situated on the south side at the east end of Wellington Road.

Further reading:
More Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p101. (HS/h)


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