OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 22, 2017.
Webpage updated: March 22, 2017

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ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD DEVONPORT

FORT STREET

Fort Street runs down through the centre of this map.
From Ordnance Survey sheet CXXIII.11 dated 1914.

Fort Street ran southwards from Mount Street to  Prospect Row.

There were no forts in this area but the surname Fort appears in the Stoke Damerel Manor Rental Books held by the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office so it is speculated that this name is taken from the surname but exactly how the Fort family might figure in this is not yet known.

In 1914 Mr E G Matthews, coal dealer, and Mr B Crabbe, wardrobe dealer, lived in the Street as did Customs' Officer, Mr E  Hounsell and County Councillor, Mr C H Healey.  There as a beer retailer, of course, at the Mount Street end of the Street.

There were no prominent buildings in Fort Street.