This was a Georgian house formerly situated in grounds near the north corner of Banister Road and The Avenue in the vicinity of modern day Hulse Road and Cavendish Gardens. The house was set in large gardens with a number of outbuildings including stables. Sales particulars from 1843 when the house was owned by Job Ede (see clipping below), describe it as 'This most inestimable property,' with seven bedrooms, eight servants' rooms, numerous outbuildings - including a double coach house and stables - extensive gardens and a meadow. From 1849 it was the home of Sampson Payne, owner of a china and glass store on the High Street and twice mayor of Southampton, (in 1854 and 1855). The house was demolished in the 1880s and the estate developed for housing.

Newspaper clipping:

Important freehold mansion and land - (Hampshire Independent 13/05/1843)

Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes, 2nd Series by ‘Townsman’, p38. (HS/h)
More Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p130. (HS/h)
Picture of Southampton (1849), by Philip Brannon, p72. (HS/h)


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