Cobbett Road in Bitterne Park is named after the great radical agitator William Cobbett (1762-1835). The National Liberal Land Company, who developed the Bitterne Park estate, named many of its roads after 19th century liberals and radicals. Cobbett lived at Botley and visited Southampton on a number of occasions, some of which are described in Rural Rides, a journal of his travels through the southern counties.

Further reading:

Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p84-85. (HS/h)


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