Funny thing is Lyn, I cannot see any malthouse on the early maps around there
PJM, I think you are correct! The names are a combination of the contractor and LA, if a road/street or what ever is already there the name usually stays,The council is supposed to work with the contractor to discuss names. These then go to the appropriate committee to be agreed - or not. According to info when I Google docs it. There are some rules about names. I suppose that with all the info at one's fingertips today it is relatively easy to find names with a connection to the site.
I am going to send an email now to Bristol Council to see what they say about Strawbridge Road in Bristol. I know that Strawbridge Terrace once stood on the site, but it would be interesting to see what they have to say about it.Generally the Town Planning Dept of a particular city or town are the best ones to approach on this, Kat, particularly newer streets. I believe that they have to approve them.