Shroffold Road, BR1
Road, existing between the 1920s and now
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Shroffold Road takes its name from the former Shroffolds Farm
itself was situated in Whitefoot Lane
and was owned by the Earl of Northbrook.
The future Downham housing estate was built over the farmland between 1920 and 1923.
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