Bridell Lodge, originally called "The Park", later "Ellyngg", and "Dene House", was a mid-19th century house situated on Regent's Park Road, opposite the entrance to Clifton Road. It was purchased by William Burrough Hill in c.1911, who renamed it in honour of local-born artist Frederick Lee Bridell. The gardens, which were extensive, included a scale model of Stonehenge (image 3) and a number of smaller buildings which housed specialist collections. One, the Elephant House, contained a large collection of model elephants. Burrough Hill died in 1941 and the house later became a hotel.

1. Bridell Lodge

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Photograph, c.1912

2. Bridell Lodge

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Photograph, c.1930

3. Model of Stonehenge in Bridell Lodge Garden.

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Photograph, c.1930

see also

Further reading:
Regents Park’, by D. A. Horsfall: in Essays on the History of Southampton, p169-170. (HS/h)
‘Stag Gates and all that.’ by A.G.K. Leonard in Southampton Local History Forum Journal, no. 19, Spring 2012, p3-9. (HS/h)


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