Mersham House, situated off the west side of West End Road in Bitterne, was constructed about 1830. It seems to have been speculatively built and was offered for let by Charles Brooks, an estate agent with offices in Above Bar Street. The letting particulars describe the house as a beautiful villa set in a five acre garden. It comprised an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, library, servants’ rooms and eight bedrooms.

In World War One the house was converted to a military hospital. It was demolished before 1948 and Mersham Gardens was built over the site.

Mersham House

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A view of the house, and a floor plan, from an agent's prospectus, 1836.

Mersham House and Gardens

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from an agent's prospectus, 1836

To Let

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Mr Charles Brooks promotes the amenities and the views.


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