Situated at 559 Portswood Road and demolished in 1929, this distinct black house, once two farm cottages, was believed to date back to c.1770. It was built of wood and tarred over for weatherproofing. This gave it a characteristic black hue.

Further reading:
Pictures of Portswood’s Past, by Brian Ticehurst and Harry Meachen. p42. (HS/h)


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