Evergreen Lane is an L-shaped road leading off the main street. It is a corruption of Overgreen, which was the name of a small settlement, now no longer present, that was part of the village at the end of what is now Matthew's Lane.
The second leg of Evergreen Lane was developed in the late 1940s/ early 1950s. It was the first significant new development in the village, with Clarendale and Fox Green to follow. The houses were initially council-owned houses comprising semi-detached houses. Later four bunglaows were added, which complicates the numbering in the road. Most of the houses are now privately owned but some are owned by a housing association.
A defining feature of Evergreen Lane is the turning circle at the end of the road in which stands an oak tree. Sadly, age has got to it and it has been trimmed back from its former glory.
Three newer houses have been buit: Oakdene at one end in the 1970s, a bungalow called Thistledene at the other end in the 1990s on what was known as the Jubilee Garden after being planted in 1977 and The Limes, built in 2007/08 in the style of a house and barn.
Until Fox Green was built in the late 1990s Evergreen Lane backed on to the fields of pigs in Fox Farm