A nineteenth century name for a succession of properties in the Cranbury Terrace area.

A Cranbury House appears on the Town Map of 1845-6 occupying the west angle between Rockstone Lane and Cranbury Place, but this building was later known as Cranbury Villa.

Two German professors, attending the 1846 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, are recorded by the Hampshire Advertiser as staying at “Dr Wilson’s, Cranbury House.” Dr William Wilson was vicar of Holy Rood Church, and lived at 1 Cranbury Terrace until he moved to New Place House in 1849.

Mrs Eliza Mackey ran a boarding house called Cranbury House at 11 Cranbury Terrace 1871-1882, and the Misses Jones ran Cranbury House boarding school there 1884-1890, when the younger sister Mary Harriet Jones died. Miss Ambrosia Jones was still in residence in 1891, but by 1901 the only occupant was Mrs Eliza Browne, the caretaker. Miss Jones “late of Cranbury House, Southampton” died in 1904 in Los Angeles. Thereafter the property was simply 11 Cranbury Terrace. After many years as offices and latterly a casino, it is now (2017) the Third Age Centre “a charity providing community resources and delivering community activities.”

11, Cranbury Terrace

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Photograph, c.2000

11 Cranbury Terrace

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2009 Historic Buildings Survey

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Further reading:

Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p74 (HS/h)
Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, p74. (HS/h)


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