The Grange was situated near the junction of Mansbridge Road and Wide Lane in Swaythling. It was built in the late seventeenth century and originally belonged to St Denys Priory. At the beginning of the eighteenth century it was owned by the Dummer family, whose descendents and relatives continued to occupy the house until the late 19th century. The house was damaged by fire in 1964, rendering part of the building uninhabitable. The property, which was by now seriously dilapidated, was sold to Southampton Corporation in 1965 and demolished in 1974 for road widening.

The Grange, Swaythling

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Photograph, 1941.

The Grange: Rear View

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Photograph, 1941

Further reading:
Lost Houses of Southampton, by Jessica Vale. (HS/i)
'Country Houses of Southampton', by Jessica Vale in Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, volume 39, 1983, p172, 186. (HS/i)
Building of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd,, p588. (H/i)


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