facebook.com/HRASouthampton highfieldracomms@gmail.com

Join
Us

Contact
Us

Local History



Portswood House, built in 1776 and demolished in 1852

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Local History

Portswood House was built in 1776 overlooking the River Itchen, and was demolished in 1852 to make way for several smaller houses.SEE SouthamptonHistorical tour agency SEE Southampton 10 h  · 1800. Portswood House.Portswood House was built by...

read more

Double postbox in Westridge Road!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Local History, News

Double post box in Westridge Road! SEE Southampton 11 h  · Double post box in Westridge Road. With the reduction in mail being posted there are unlikely to be many more installed.

read more

The Inner Avenue was the service road for the substantial italianate villas!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Local History

It’s all history today! The Inner Avenue was the service road for the substantial italianate villas! Bevois Mount History Southampton 16 August at 11:50  · The Inner Avenue was a service road for the substantial italianate villas to the...

read more

Clayfield Lodge, at the northerly junction of The Avenue and Banister Road, has some interesting history

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Local History

Clayfield Lodge, at the northerly junction of The Avenue and Banister Road, has some interesting history. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 d  · Clayfield stood at the northerly junction of the Avenue and Banister Road and was built by Job...

read more

The House of Recovery by Swaythling railway arch…

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Local History

The House of Recovery by Swaythling railway arch…. SEE Southampton 1 d  · The House of Recovery located at the Grange by Swaythling Railway Arch. This was later moved to Fred Wooley House. Children at the House of Recovery performing an...

read more

Remember these?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Local History

Remember these? Daily EchoWe grew up in Southampton 3 d  · Crystal Carrington shared pictures of Southampton Balloon Festival and we thought we’d do the same . Do you have pics from the balloon festival? We’d love to see...

read more

The garden of Hawthorn Cottage…

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Local History

The garden of Hawthorn Cottage, now the location of Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre. Bevois Mount History Southampton 5 d  · The garden of Hawthorn Cottage which once stood where the Hawtorns Urban Wildlife Centre now stands. Councillor John...

read more

The artesian well on the Common

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Local History

Plaque for the old artesian well on The Common. The well was started in 1835. SEE Southampton Artesian well plaque on the Common. Work started in 1835 but the well was never very successful. It was capped in 1885 to be replaced by the water works...

read more

Shops and cottages on Bevois Hill – long gone…

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020 in Local History

…and the cars too! Bevois Mount History Southampton   Shops and cottages on Bevois Hill – long gone.

read more

Does anyone know what T.H. represents in Thackeray Road?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Local History

Does anyone know? SEE Southampton 2 d · Anyone know what T. H. represents? Is it Talbot House as in Toc H??

read more

Our local sponsors: