Originally named Cemetery Road, it was gazetted Northwood Road on 2 November 1987. Frederick Arthur Northwood was very active in Catherine Hill Bay affairs, a member of the Progress Association for many years. He was also a foundation member of the local bowling club. After his death, the Progress Association asked that the street be named after him.
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