Grantham Journal letter: Unattractive name chosen

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I’m surprised the developers are choosing to call it Spitalgate.

I know a large area is historically already called that, but I believe that’s because it was named after the tuberculosis hospital which was on Whalebone Lane, right next to the new estate, hence ‘spittle’. It sounds pretty disgusting doesn’t it? It doesn’t seem as though it would really attract buyers.

Jill Hopkinson

Ermine Street, Ancaster