In the 19th century this house was situated at the eastern end of Commercial Road on the south side nearly opposite the end of Waterhouse Lane. It was probably built in the early 19th century; it is not shown on Baker’s Map of 1802, but is shown on the Town Map of 1845-46. According to ‘Townsman’ (Daily Echo, 19th November 1938) the house was still standing in the late 1930s and the rounded Georgian fronts could still be seen above modern shop fronts. It seems to have been demolished in the 1940s. Bridgefield was a 19th century name for the north end of what is now Havelock Road. It is unclear if the house was named after the area or vice versa.

Bridgefield House

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A section of the 1845/46 Town Map showing Bridgefield House on the right.

Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, p32. (HS/h)


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