Meadowbank Road

The name Meadow Bank is another that relates to the topography of the land in which it is situated; similar names in the area are Spring Bank and Derringham Bank, all suggesting fields named after nearby watercourses, or the land heaped-up as drain banks as drainage chanells were cut through the fields. Historically, this small area was bounded by ancient watercourses and was known as Newington, and is shown as such on the 1837 enclosure plan, and later 1853 Ordnance Survey plans. As the land in the area was built up, from the late 1920s Meadowbank Road, and nearby Cardigan Road, filled the once open land between the Hessle & Cottingham railway line, and the high-level railway line of the LNER. Meadowbank Road was laid-out in 1932/33, being only partially built-up by February 1933.