Rownhams
The district, part of the modern civil parish of Nursling and Rownhams, adjoining the city's north-west boundary. It is traditionally an almost-detached portion of the parish of North Baddesley.
Rownhams House
The original part of the house was constructed in the mid 18th century for Robert Barton, the remainder being added in 1800. The house and grounds, which included a small lake, were owned by the Barton family until 1845 when it was sold to Major Colt. The house was renovated in 1921 by the then owner Horace Hanbury, a wealthy merchant. It continued as a private residence until 1955 when it was converted into the headquarters of a transport company. It is now used as a venue for weddings and other functions.

Rownhams House

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Photograph, c.2010

Rownhams House

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Photograph, c.2010


Further reading:
Lost Houses of Southampton, by Jessica Vale. (HS/i)


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