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Below in some interesting historical background to Winn and Westwood Roads, courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History WINN ROAD, Portswood, (Picture 1), after William Winn, a property developer from Bow, Middlesex, who bought the Westwood Park Estate in 1873. A few years later, he had the house demolished, and the land sold off for housing development. In 1894 his agent,...
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Old map of Southampton Common with The Avenue passing through showing old Race Course and Carriage-Drive

Courtesy of John Trinder, posted in Southampton Sotonians and Friends: Pictured is part of Philip Brannon’s detailed map of Southampton. This section depicts The Common with the Avenue passing through. The map (which John Trinder has coloured in, in part) shows the site of the old Race Course and Carriage – Drive that were once there. The race course was built in 1820 and autumnal...
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Interesting historical background to Uplands Way; to Uplands House (sometimes called Highfield Uplands); and also to the Uplands Estate in Highfield

Some interesting historical background to Uplands Way; to Uplands House (sometimes called Highfield Uplands); and also to the Uplands Estate in Highfield – the first estate designed and built by Herbert Collins in Southampton in the 1920s and 1930s, and which set the tone for his later developments. Courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History UPLANDS WAY, Portswood....
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Court-leet

Courtesy of John Trinder from Southampton Sotonians and Friends: Below is a very interesting historical account of the ancient site of Cutthorn which stands at the northern end of the Southampton Common, just a little to the east of the Avenue at the Burgess Road junction. It is the site of the Court – Leet, an ancient law court. John TrinderSouthampton Sotonians and Friends 3 h  · This...
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An unusual find in Southampton Old Cemetery

Bevois Mount History Southampton This unusual memorial in Southampton Old Cemetery caught my attention today. Mrs William King was born Elise Legendre in Paris. Her life was cut short at the age of 20 to the sorrow of her husband, her parents and many friends. 0 comments
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Some very interesting local history here about Saltmead. The salt meads were a series of meadows in 17th century Portswood, situated along the Itchen shore.

Courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History SALTMEAD, Portswood. The Salt Meads were a series of meadows in 17th-century Portswood, situated along the Itchen Shore. Lower Salt Mead was in the vicinity of modern-day Aberdeen Road; Middle Salt Mead was in the vicinity of modern-day Kent Road; Upper Salt Mead was near the modern-day Belgrave Road area. Pete Cottrell says “The...
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