Brookvale Road in Highfield, originally laid out in the early 1860s, was named from the brook which has contributed to some effective landscaping and estate planning in this vicinity. The first house in the street, the Dutch House (now 24 Brookvale Road and Grade II listed) was built in 1909-10, part of the initial development of the Portswood House estate. The road was further developed as part of the Uplands estate, designed by architect Herbert Collins in the 1920s and 1930s. It was the first estate designed by Collins in Southampton and it set the tone for his subsequent developments, although few of his later estates matched the high standards set at Uplands. No. 59 Brookvale Road was Collins's home from 1922 to 1930. He then moved into 38 Brookvale Road, his home until 1973.
Herbert Collins 1885-1975: Architect and Worker for Peace, by Robert Williams, p15-24. (HS/i)
Uplands Estate, Southampton, by Robert Williams, p7, 8, 11. (HS/i)
Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p585-6. (H/i)
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p49, 53. (HS/h)
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