This house was the southernmost of a number of large residencies that were formerly situated on Highfield Road on the east side of the Common. It was probably built at the end of the 18th century and was occupied by Mrs. Standerwick in 1814. Sales particulars from 1849 (clipping 1 below) describe the house and estate.
The estate was sold for development in 1910, but the house survived until 1929 when it was demolished to make way for a block of flats on the corner of Oakmount Avenue and Westbourne Crescent. A former gardener's cottage survived as a private residence until 1960 when it was demolished (see clipping 2 below). The estate entrance gateway and a Gothic lodge-house remain on the edge of the Common.
- 1. A beautiful freehold estate near Southampton - (Hampshire Independent 19/05/1849)
- 2. Remnant - (SDE 21/12/1960)
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