Also known as Swaythling Farm or Grange Farm (form the nearby mansion, The Grange), it was renamed after a Mr. H. Brown who occupied the farm in the 19th century. It was situated on the corner of Wide Lane and Swaythling High Street near Westfield Corner. According to David Lloyd (Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W ) the farmhouse was built between the 16th and 18th centuries. In the 1930s the farm was bought by the Swaythling Housing Society and Monk’s Way and Brookside Way were built on the former farm land. The farmhouse was demolished in the 1960s, in spite of it being a listed building. Grange Court, a modern block of flats, now stands on the site.

Brown's Farm

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Photograph, 1941

Further reading:
Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd,, p588. (H/i)


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