Coach Lane

Faringdon Streets CoachlaneCoach Lane is a narrow road that connects the upper end of London Street to the upper end of Church Street where it meets Church Path. It gets a lot of use for access from the Radcot Road when the town centre has to be closed for festivities. The main features are the Old Police Station 1858-1976 and the Cemetery. Since burials ceased in All Saints Churchyard around 1979, this cemetery has been used.

Also see our house by house tour of Coach Lane in the Year 2000.

See Faringdon Streets for an indexed list of all streets in Faringdon.

Views of Coach Lane

Coach Lane North 1982
1982. Coach Lane looking north towards the end of Church Street.
Coach Lane Graveyard 1982
1982. Coach Lane Cemetery on the right-hand side of the road.
Coach Lane Cemetery Gates 2021
2021. Coach Lane Cemetery with new gates.
Coach Lane Cemetery 2021
2021. Coach Lane Cemetery in Autumn colours.
Coach Lane Cemetery 2023
2023. Coach Lane Cemetery in early Spring.
Police Station 1 1952
1952. The old Police Station on Coach Lane, still in use at this time.
Coach Lane Old Police Station
The Old Police Station converted to private houses in the early 1970’s.
Coach Lane South 1982
1982. Coach Lane looking south towards London Street.

Trade Adverts in Local Media

The following shops and businesses were advertising as Coach Lane, Faringdon in the years stated:

BUTCHER ROBERT, supt. of police & inspector of weights & measure; inspector under the Explosive Act & under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, Police Station Coach Lane, KBD 1895
COUNTY COURT, (His Honor Judge T. W. Snagge; George Frederick Crowdy & Edward Percy Crowdy; registrars & high bailiffs; Harry Thomas Cobden – assistant bailiff), Court House Coach Lane, KBD 1895
COLEMAN CHARLES, superintendent of police, Coach Lane, DG 1863

Media Key: DG = Directory & Gazetteer of Oxon, Berks & Bucks (Dutton, Allen & Co. 1863); KBD = Kelly’s Berkshire Directory 1895.

Researched by Ian Lee, March 2020.

Page first published 14-03-2020 | Last updated 29-05-2023 | Copyright © 2018-2024 Ian Lee | All rights reserved.