This was a Regency-style large house of the late 18th or early 19th century, standing in its own grounds on the south side of Northam Road close to where Peto Street now runs. It is shown on the Town Map of 1845-46 and possibly on an earlier map of 1835. It had been demolished by 1881, presumably to make way for housing development in that area. Clifford Street, which was built at this time, took its name from the house and part of Clifford Street appears to have been laid out along the carriage road to the house.
A late-18th century print entitled Southampton from the New Road, a view of the town from Northam Road, may show the house in the middle distance.

Southampton from New Road

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A print of c.1800 which possibly shows Cliffird House in the centre.

Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, 39. (HS/h)


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