Hill was a village of medieval origin situated in the area of modern Four Posts and Hill Lane. Together with Sidford, a hamlet near western shore, it constituted the tithing of Hill and Sidford. In the medieval period Hill was little more than a scattered collection of dwellings along the lower part of Hill Lane. The centre of the village was Hill Farm, situated on the west side of Hill Lane, opposite the west end of modern Milton Road, on the same site as the later dairy farm of the same name. From 1748 Hill was usually bound together with Sidford and referred to as the village of Hill and Sidford. Traditionally Southampton's boundary passed along Hill Lane through the village of Hill; Hill Farm and the west side of Hill Lane lying outside the borough, although in the 16th century the boundary was the subject of much dispute.

Further reading:
Hill, the Polygon and Freemantle, by Bob Culley et al. (HS/h)
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p77. (HS/h)


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