Pilgrim Place off Mansbridge Road was the first housing project of the Swaythling Housing Society, set up in 1925 by Herbert Collins, Claude Ashby and Fred Woolley with the aim of providing good housing at affordable rents. It consists of twenty houses and twelve flats built in terraces around three sides of a central green. The development created considerable interest at the time with people travelling from miles around to see it.

Pilgrim Place

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Photograph, c1925

Pilgrim Place

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A modern view of some houses in Pilgrim Place.

Further reading:
Herbert Collins 1885-1975: Architect and Worker for Peace, by Robert Williams, p25-26. (HS/i)
Buildings of England: Hampshire and the I.O.W., by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd, p589. (H/i)


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