Gribblehirst Rd was named Elizabeth St until 1932. In 1932, the western half of Elizabeth St was renamed.
It was named after two local families, the Gribbles and the Hirsts (Auckland Libraries, n.d.). They donated land for Gribblehirst Park, and the road was renamed at the same time (Davenport, 1990, p.90).
Elizabeth St may have been named after Elizabeth Paice, wife of Charles Paice (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
Gribblehirst Rd runs east from Sandringham Rd. It is continued by Elizabeth St, the street names changing to the east of a kink in the road. Gribblehirst St is in Mt Albert, and Elizabeth St is in Mt Eden.
Gribblehirst St is bisected by King Edward St.
On the north side, numbers run from 49 to 91. On the south side, numbers run from 50 to 90.
FACTS ABOUT THIS ROAD:
1885: Elizabeth St created through subdivision by Charles Paice (Auckland Libraries, n.d.)..
1937: “Elizabeth Street was described as having 40 residences and named 20 years before (1917)” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.