A Victorian street bounded on the east by the southern end of East Marlands and Houndwell. It has some historical importance therefore in preserving the traditional boundary of the common field. However, in this respect it is somewhat defective as south of South Front the road lies to the west of the traditional boundary which aligns with the curve of Old Orchard Lane and therefore passes over the west end of Hoglands Park. The street dates to the 1840s, although a block of Grade II listed houses on the east side of the street just south of the corner with New Road (Nos. 30-33) may date to 1825 )images below). Part of the street was known as Portland Place in the mid 19th century. It was renamed in the late 19th century, presumably in honour of Viscount Palmerston.

30-31 Palmerston Road

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Photograph, c.2010

32-33 Palmerstone Road

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Photograph, c.2010


Further reading:
Southampton’s Historic Buildings, by R. J. Coles, p37. (HS/k)
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p556. (H/i)


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