17 Jun '17, 9am

[Mothership] How did Oxley Road get its name?

Mention Oxley Road and the first thing that jumps into mind is an image of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s house: 38 Oxley Road. Image via Facebook. However, the Oxley district’s history goes back further than 38 Oxley Road. A story of nutmeg plantations In the 1840s, many Europeans owned plantations (especially nutmeg plantations) in the Orchard area. Orchard Road streets today are named after these Europeans. Captain William Scott (of Claymore and Scotts Road) owned the Claymore estate, a nutmeg plantation and was said to live in an attap house which he called Hurricane Cottage. William Cuppage (of Cuppage Road) had a nutmeg plantation in the Emerald Hill area. Oxley Road was named after Thomas Oxley, a colony surgeon stationed here. His nutmeg plantation was the famed Killiney Estate (from which we get Killiney Road). It was also known as the Oxley Estate. The Oxley Estate was ...

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