Norpig wrote:I didn't recognise the road either and still don't! If that's a new road surely it was named after Burnden Park?
If you look at the picture St Peters is the road on the bridge that goes behind the back of the ground. The 'new' road going under the bridge is the access on to St Peters, entering to your left, shortly after you pass where the ground once stood.
I doubt it is an absolutely new road, as there are house showing there that seem to be lower than the road, so I assume they were there first and maybe the original road parallel to it perhaps? Maybe it was just some sort of country lane originally?
Then again why name it as a 'road' which implies it was 'going' to somewhere (Manchester Road, Blackburn Road, Deane Road, etc) when it seems to have been at best some sort of a lane?
The houses are now gone and there doesn't appear to be an old country lane existing there anymore and if you followed where a lane might have been heading away from the ground in the direction of the line of the houses, then it takes you to the canal towpath, so I doubt it was more than a small lane that eventually led to Manchester Road (or to put it another way, just an offshoot from Manchester Road that didn't really lead to anywhere else).
I tend to think there must have been something there because the houses must have had some road/lane/path to them but maybe you are right and the road we see IS mainly new and IS named from the ground rather than the other way about as I was thinking?