The house was situated on the south side of Kingsbridge Lane and to the north of the railway line. Originally named Hamilton Cottage it was built c1841-42 by Major Robert Hamilton Fotheringham, owner of nearby Kingsbridge House. Speculation that it was built as a lock keepers cottage for the aborted Southampton-Salisbury Canal is certainly without foundation as the canal project was abandoned in 1805, well before the house was built. In 1877 it was acquired by the London and South Western Railway for use as a station master’s house and later as an engineer’s office. It was demolished in the 1960s.

Alessandro House

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Photograph, c.1950


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