OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: November 20, 2017.
Webpage updated: November 20, 2017

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ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD DEVONPORT

CANNON STREET

Cannon Street, so named because of  the adjacent War Department's Gun Wharf, ran from Cornwall Beach, otherwise North Corner, eastwards across King Street, Jessamine Lane, Queen Street, and Morice Street to Marlborough Street, although some street directories said it ended at King Street, and others at Morice Street.  The Ordnance Survey show it as ending at Marlborough Street.  The stretch between King Street and Morice Street was so narrow it amounted to no more than a back lane.

The principal business in Cannon Street in 1914 was the Devonport Mineral Water Company at number 22, between Chapman's Ope and Cannon Street Ope.  Between the latter and Queen Street, at number, lived chimney sweep, Mr Frank Harvey.  The only other business was that of builder, Mr William S Tapp.  There was, however, a beer retailer at number 35 (Mr Joseph Hawke) and one Licensed Landmark, the White Lion Inn, although strictly speaking that was at number 16 King  Street.