The traditional parish of South Stoneham embraced all the north-east suburbs, including Bitterne, of modern Southampton together with some districts (e.g. West End, Allington and Shamblehurst and parts of modern Eastleigh) still outside the city. It also included Pollack (Hampton Park) and Portswood on the right bank of the Itchen. After 1397 Portswood remained a tithing of South Stoneham but was administered by Southampton. After the Conquest the episcopal manor of Bitterne appears to embrace all South Stoneham except Portswood and Pollack. The modern ecclesiastical parish has no historical significance, despite the antiquity of the church.


Further reading:

The Book of the Stonehams, by John Edgar Mann, p81-125. (HS/h)


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