Kingsfield House was built in the early 19th century on what was later the lower part of Havelock Road, but was then the top of the slope that led from West Marlands down to the western shore. It was owned for a time by the Fitzhugh family of Banister Park. In 1849 Philip Brannon described it as a “pretty thatched house” standing on a steep verdant slope. It had been demolished by the 1870s with Kingsfield Congregational Church occupying the same site. It may have been demolished to make way for the church, built in 1861.

Kingsfield House

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A contemporary engraving formerly in the Lankester Collection, c.1850

Further reading:

Southampton Occasional Notes, 2nd Series by ‘Townsman’, p32. (HS/h)
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p78. (HS/h)


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