ZOAR STREET (Penn Fields)

"Zoar" was a Hebrew wording meaning "small" and was the name of the town to which Lot and his daughters retreated after Sodom and Gommorah had been dealt with.  "Zoar" became associated, at least in the nonconformist Christian tradition, with the idea of a place of refuge, peace and tranquility.  A group of strict Baptists adopted this name for their chapels.  Presumably there was such a chapel in this street or it was built by a strict Baptist and named in the same spirit which lead to streets being called such things as Paradise Row.

(Frank Sharman)

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