A district on the extreme north-west boundary of the modern city, now almost entirely occupied by a council estate. The name suggests that it once constituted part of the woodlands of traditional Millbrook. The district formerly included an Iron Age earthwork east of Rownhams Lane on the boundary of Aldermoor School grounds.

Aldermoor House or Lodge
Aldermoor House, formerly situated near to modern-day Aldermoor Avenue, was built in c.1800 on land that was previously part of Nursling Common, although it is not known for whom the house was built. For much of the 19th century the house and estate of about sixty acres belonged to the Mill family who let the property to various tenants. The earliest known tenant was Benjamin Cheverton c.1807. In 1932 the estate was purchased by Southampton Corporation for housing development and the house was demolished in 1936. Some of the farm buildings on Aldermoor Road survived and the farmhouse itself is now grade II listed.

Further reading:

Lost Houses of Southampton, by Jessica Vale. (HS/i)
Coxford Ward and Shirley Warren, by Jean Cook, pB2-B4. (HS/f)
Millbrook – the Hidden Past, by Rosaleen Wilkinson, p26. (HS/h.MIL)


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