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    Aldermoor House

    HCC Summary: 1932 sold to Southampton Corporation for housing; farm buildings of estate remain.
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    HCC Site ID: 1686 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Private

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    Banister's Park (Bannister Court)

    HCC Summary: Originally property of c40ha with large mansion and two small lakes. ‘The Dell’ – small stream in a valley; house demolished 1927 when estate became speedway and greyhound stadium; was the site of the Dell football and cricket ground.
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    HCC Site ID: 1686 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Private

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    Bassett Wood

    HCC Summary:
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    HCC Site ID: 1683 Parish: Southampton Unitary Authority
    Designations: Stream – open space Area: 40.5 ha before estate was divided up
    Access: No Public Access except small open area Ownership: Private housing/ small area of open space

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    Bellevue

    HCC Summary: House built for Nathaniel St Andre, physician to George I; extensive garden laid out (some distance from Southampton); mid C19 Diocesan College, closed late C19 and demolished.
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    HCC Site ID: 1696 Parish: Southampton
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    Bevois Mount

    HCC Summary: Renowned for it’s extensive gardens in early C18 – Mordaunt friend of Pope; mid C19 housing development; house demolished c1940.
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    HCC Site ID: 1692 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Private

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    Bitterne Manor House

    HCC Summary: Lord of Manor Bishops of Winchester. In C18 private residence for a short while hotel but returned to residence in 1805. Land sold for housing in early C20 then house bombed during WW II subsequently renovated into flats.
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    HCC Site ID: 1700 Parish: Bitterne Park ward, Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Blighmont (Millbrook)

    HCC Summary: Millbrook estate of c20ha; 1921 became a Nursing Home; 1963 house demolished; site can still be seen.
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    HCC Site ID: 1704 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Private

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    Chessel House

    HCC Summary: It was built in 1796 with grounds. In 1906 it became empty and in 1920 sold for housing. The house was demolished & grounds all used for housing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1699 Parish: Bitterne Park Ward, Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Common, The

    HCC Summary: Its history can be traced back to a dispute over land rights in the C13, which was resolved by the Borough purchasing the land & declaring it common land. It became a public park in 1844.
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    HCC Site ID: Parish: Shirley Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area: ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Freemantle Park

    HCC Summary: Partly developed; 1852 land sold for building.
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    HCC Site ID: 1685 Parish: Southampton
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    Grange, The Southampton

    HCC Summary: It was originally a manor house belonging to St Deny’s Priory. At start of C18 in private hands. It became a nursing home in 1908. In 1914 private residence again until it was demolished in 1973/74, to make way for new road layout.
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    HCC Site ID: 1708 Parish: Swaythling Ward, Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Harefield House

    HCC Summary: Estate of c105ha with terraces, ornamental pond; 1949-60 estate for housing designed in garden city manner, including Harefield and Woodlands Schools.
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    HCC Site ID: 1711 Parish: Southampton
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    Heathfield House

    HCC Summary: 1981 grounds sold for housing, house demolished.
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    HCC Site ID: 1711 Parish: Southampton
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    Highfield House

    HCC Summary: House demolished 1930; entrance gateway and lodge remain on edge of common.
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    HCC Site ID: 1693 Parish: Southampton
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    Hollybrook House

    HCC Summary: 1910 became Corporation Children’s Home; house demolished 1950; Hollybrook Cemetery and allotments in some of the grounds.
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    HCC Site ID: 1688 Parish: Southampton
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    La Sainte Union (College of Further Education, Archers Lodge)

    HCC Summary: Gardens and grounds fo Archers Lodge; School began in 1891; original house destroyed Dec. 1940; in 2015 land has 2 halls of residence for Southampton University students, rest is now mixed housing
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    HCC Site ID: 1691 Parish: Southampton
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    Lordswood House

    HCC Summary: House Swiss chalet type, demolished in 1972; cedars remain.
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    HCC Site ID: 1713 Parish: Southampton
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    Mayfield Park

    HCC Summary:A mid-C19 estate with house. During WW II used to house Free French & then evacuees from city centre. In will land left for public space in 1937, opened in 1938. The house was in disrepair & was demolished 1956.
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    HCC Site ID: 1715 Parish: Southampton Unitary Authority
    Designations: Area: 14.16 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Merry Oak

    HCC Summary: House & gardens built c1800 used as a residence until 1920s when the house demolished & land used for building Merry Oak housing estate.
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    HCC Site ID: 1718 Parish: Bitterne Park Ward, Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Midanbury Lodge

    HCC Summary: Early C19 spectacular castle lodge built – 1920’s lodge demolished; 1930’s house demolished.
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    HCC Site ID: 1714 Parish: Southampton
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    Peartree House

    HCC Summary: Built in C16 & enlarged in C18. In 1917 it became a school then in 1918 returned to residential use until c1932. The land around the house was developed for housing throughout the 1930’s. The house was being run as a Hotel 1948-1949. Southampton Corporation acquired it in 1949 converting it to an old people’s home. Still today it is a convalescence home.
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    HCC Site ID: 1697 Parish: Peartree Ward, Southampton
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Peartree Lodge

    HCC Summary: House with c3ha ground with views over the Itchen; 1920 converted to 8 dwellings; 1940’s damaged in war and demolished.
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    HCC Site ID: 1698 Parish: Southampton
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    Portswood House

    HCC Summary: Neo Gothic lodge beside Portswood Lodge; 1840’s parts of estate divided for building; 1852 house demolished for smaller houses.
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    HCC Site ID: 1706 Parish: Southampton
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    Portswood Residents' Gardens (Portswood House)

    HCC Summary: Portswood Lodge was built in late C18 & renamed Portswood House in 1875. Between 1908 & 1931 the land was developed for housing then the house was demolished. An area of land forms a communal private garden between the rows of houses for the residents.
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    HCC Site ID: 1706 Parish: Portswood Ward, Southampton
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Queens Park

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    HCC Site ID: 1719 Parish: Bargate Ward, Southampton
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Queens College Oxford, leased to Southampton City Council

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    Ridgway House/Castle

    HCC Summary: It was built in c1795 with 24 acres of land. The house was demolished in 1920 to make way for a golf course that has now been built on.
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    HCC Site ID: 1702 Parish: Peartree Ward, Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Riverside Park

    HCC Summary: A large open space running alongside the River Itchen. The park runs from Cobden Bridge to the Mansbridge and forms a green corridor.
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    HCC Site ID: 1723 Parish: Southampton
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    Rockstone Place Park

    HCC Summary: It is a small town park. It was originally laid out in the mid C19 with trees & plants. Reinstated by Southampton City council in 1991 with additional trees, borders of shrubs & herbaceous plants, grass & paved areas.
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    HCC Site ID: 1926 Parish: Bevois Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area: 0.2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Shirley House

    HCC Summary: Mostly developed, grounds of c20ha, c1863 house demolished.
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    HCC Site ID: 1687 Parish: Southampton
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    South Stoneham

    An important C18 Capability Brown designed landscape and remains of early C20 Rome Guthie garden. House, sluice bridge and fish house all LB II; fine trees; house and grounds part of Southampton University; rest owned by HCC
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    HCC Site ID: 1709 Parish: Southampton
    Designations: Conservation area, AHBR Area: 110 acres in 1915
    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Southampton University & Hampshire County Council

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    Southampton Central Parks (Historic England)

    HE Summary: Laid out between the late 1850s and early 1860s, the Southampton Central Parks: West Park, East Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell, and Hoglands, provide a chain of public open space through the heart of the city. The parks are a good example of a mid C19 civic improvement scheme, possibly influenced by J C Loudon, who was engaged by the council to lay out Southampton Cemetery (qv) in 1843.
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    HCC Site ID: 1695 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Southampton Old Cemetery (Historic England)

    HE Summary: Southampton Old Cemetery, opened in 1846, was one of the first cemeteries to be established by a municipality rather than a private company. John Claudius Loudon was involved in the initial stages of its design and execution in the same year that his book, On the Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries, and On the Improvement of Churchyards, was published in 1843.
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    HCC Site ID: 1689 Parish: Shirley Ward, Southampton
    Designations: H E Grade II* Area: 14 ha (34.6 acres)
    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Spear Hall

    HCC Summary: Site of Spear Hall; 1887 house demolished; estate mostly developed.
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    HCC Site ID: 1720 Parish: Southampton
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    Springhill Court

    HCC Summary: Bombed 1940.
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    HCC Site ID: 1721 Parish: Southampton
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    St Mary's RC College of Further Education (Bitterne Grove)

    HCC Summary: House built c1790. In c1920 sold to French Catholics who used it to train priests & in 1922 opened a boarding & day school for boys. During WWII, it was used as a Home Guard station. The house is currently the residence of the brothers of St Mary’s College.
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    HCC Site ID: 1701 Parish: Bitterne Park Ward, Southampton
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Brothers of St Mary’s College

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    St Marys Extra Cemetery

    HCC Summary: St Marys church decided need for more cemetery space to east of City in 1870s. Late 1870s saw cemetery open with Church taking on loan for land & buildings. Southampton Council took over cemetery in 1922. Still open but few burials now made.
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    HCC Site ID: 1865 Parish: Sholing Ward Southampton
    Designations: Chapel listed Grade II Area: 19.7 acres
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Swaythling House

    HCC Summary: By 1802 house demolished
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    HCC Site ID: 1722 Parish: Southampton
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    Thornhill Park

    HCC Summary: House & park built in 1825 & demolished 1923. House surrounded by gardens & larger estate. Some ancillary buildings may survive, & part of the grounds is now a public park, although most of the estate has been redeveloped for housing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1712 Parish: Bitterne Ward, Southampton
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    Townhill Park (Historic England)

    HE Summary: A series of interconnected formal terraces and a sunken garden, with associated informal woodland and an arboretum, laid out between 1910 and 1912 by Leonard Rome Guthrie on the site of an C18 house and park, the planting scheme for the sunken garden being designed by Gertrude Jekyll.
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    HCC Site ID: 1707 Parish: Bitterne Park Ward, Southampton
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Tudor House Garden

    HCC Summary: Parts of house date from norman times. extended in tudor times & again in Georgian times. Opened as a museum in 1912 & recently recorded 100 years as a museum
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    HCC Site ID: 1703 Parish: Bargate Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Grade I Listing Area:
    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    University Of Southampton, Highfield Campus

    HCC Summary: In 1910 an expanding Technical College bought land for new buildings. The buildings were commandeered by the War Office for a military hospital. In 1919, staff & students moved in. In 1930s site expanded & a Refectory & Common Room built. After WW II further expansion took place and expansion continues.
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    HCC Site ID: 1930 Parish: Portswood Ward, Southampton
    Designations: TPOs Area: 26 hectares (64 acres)
    Access: No Public Access Ownership: University of Southampton

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    Weston Grove

    HCC Summary: A marine villa & park built in 1801.In 1854 part sold & in 1856 the building of Mayfield House.
    Some land sold in WWI for factory & the Ministry of Munitions took over the estate. By the 1940s Weston Grove house was demolished & the building of a modern housing estate. The north part of the park became Mayfield Public Park.
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    HCC Site ID: 1716 Parish: Woolston Ward, Southampton
    Designations: SMR Area: Large
    Access: Historic site Ownership: Southern part – Multiple Private; northern part – Mayfield Park

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    Westwood House

    HCC Summary: House demolished 1872; land leased for building.
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    HCC Site ID: 1694 Parish: Southampton
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    Woodmill

    HCC Summary: A mill, a water-driven corn mill existed in the medieval period. In 1786 a rotative steam engine was installed. The original mill burnt down in 1820. It was replaced by brick buildings used for corn milling. This mill closed in 1930. Part demolished but the remaining structure is now used as an outdoor recreation centre.
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    HCC Site ID: 1723 Parish: Bitterne Park Ward, Southampton
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    Woolston House

    HCC Summary: Subsidiary residence to Cranbury Park – fell into disrepair and demolished early C19.
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    HCC Site ID: 1717 Parish: Southampton
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Private

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