In the 19th century this house stood on the west side of Portswood Road, occupying approximately the site of Rigby Road. Probably built in the early 19th century, it was the home of architect Thomas Sandon Hack from 1841 to 1848. From 1865 to 1870 it was home of Captain Robert Day, son of Charles Day, co-founder of the engineering and shipbuilding firm of Day Summers and Co. In 1875 the house was occupied by Captain Rigby Collins, after whom Rigby Road was named. He died in c.1880 and his wife continued living at the house for several more years, after which it was demolished.

Bevois Hill House

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An unsigned and undated pencil drawing of Bevois Hill House, possibly dating from the 1870s.


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