Seaton Road

Seaton Road

Named after the Devonshire resort


Seaton Road was laid out on land owned by the Whitmash-Mayo family of Seaton House and the family's close association with the Devonshire resort led to the naming of the street.

The road does not appear on the 1903 Ordnance Survey but a datestone (shown at left) in the street testifies that the road had been built and at least some houses and Young & Co's glove factory, originally built as an Engineering works, had been built by 1910. The factory is now flats.

Seaton Road was built on the western side of that section of Dodham Brook running parallel to Beer Street between West Hendford and West Street. At the bend in West Street the Dodham Brook comes from the west and the northern section of Seaton Road also veered west, again running parallel to the brook.




The Young & Co glove factory building at centre seen within the residential setting of Seaton Road - something that wouldn't be allowed today.