The Bassett Green estate was built by Herbert Collins and the Swaythling Housing Society in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Ethelburt Avenue, which runs from Stoneham Lane to Bassett Green Road, was built as part of the estate. The name is a compression of his name ‘Herbert’ and his sister’s name ‘Ethel’. It has no historical connotations. Although the houses are similar in size and possess certain common features, they present a wide range of styles, all designed by Collins.
Herbert Collins 1885-1975: Architect and Worker for Peace, by Robert Williams, p30-32. (HS/i)
Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p588. (H/i)
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