1897 - click to enlarge
The northern end of Broomfield Road starts at the junction with Upper Station Road, Fabian's Way and Church Street. From there it winds its way south to join Nep Town Road at its junction with Mill End. The road was built in the 1860s to serve the house called Broomfields (now gone) and other houses in Croft Lane. If you look at the road on the 1897 map, you can see that it originally turned to the left, at what is now the junction with The Hooks, and joined up with Lower Station Road. In later years, it was extended north to join Upper Station Road, and the original left-hand section is now a twitten. You can see the change of direction by clicking the MAPS link and comparing Broomfield's route on the modern 1:5000 map with the 1912 and 1897 maps.
Broomfield Road 1: Looking north from the junction with Nep Town Road. One view of Broomfield is very like another, so there are just two photos of it on this page.
Broomfield Road 2: As 1, just further back.