Chatham Road

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Chatham Road South
HK Chatham Road South 2009.jpg
Chatham Road South in 2009
Chinese 漆咸道南
Chatham Road North
Chinese 漆咸道北
Chatham Road c.1930

Chatham Road South (Chinese: 漆咸道南) and Chatham Road North (Chinese: 漆咸道北) are two continuous roads spanning from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The road originally ran from Signal Hill to Hung Hom under No. 12 Hill by the side of Hung Hom Bay. It was later extended through Lo Lung Hang to the southern end of To Kwa Wan, which makes up Chatham Road North.

Name[edit]

The first section of the road (running from Salisbury Road to Granville Road) was completed in 1888, and was named Des Voeux Road (德輔道) after Sir George William Des Vœux, the 10th Governor of Hong Kong. The road was renamed "Chatham Road" in 1890 after William Chatham, Director of Public Works of Hong Kong Government; the name Des Voeux Road was later transferred to a series of Des Voeux Road newly completed along the north shore of Hong Kong Island.

Chatham Road South[edit]

St. Mary's located in Chatham Road South
Chatham Road South near Polytechnic University, viewed from a bus

Chatham Road South (漆咸道南) runs from the intersection with Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to the interchange with Hong Chong Road (康莊道) and Chatham Road North in Hung Hom. Conventionally Hongkongers take Chatham Road South as the dividing line between Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Science Museum and Gun Club Hill Barracks are located near the road.

Chatham Road North[edit]

Chatham Road North (漆咸道北) runs from the interchange with Hong Chong Road and Chatham Road South in Lo Lung Hang to the junction with Ma Tau Wai Road near To Kwa Wan. It feeds into the East Kowloon Corridor at its northern end, forming a section of Hong Kong's Route 5.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Leung, To (1992). Origins of Kowloon Street Names. Urban Council.

External links[edit]

Chatham Road
Hong Kong Route 5 Chronology
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Preceded by
East Kowloon Corridor
Chatham Road Succeeded by
West Kowloon Corridor

Coordinates: 22°18′14″N 114°10′41″E / 22.30387°N 114.17796°E / 22.30387; 114.17796