A late 18th century house on the east side of Hill Lane, south of Milton Road and Springhill School, possibly built for Alexander Scott who was living there in 1794. By 1834 it was occupied by the Wesleyan minister, the Reverend James Crabb, who ran a school from the house. From 1892 to 1916 it belonged to William Spranger, the restorer of Tudor House. From 1923 it was occupied by the Roman Catholic orphanage, Nazareth House. It was destroyed during the Blitz of 1940 and the new Nazareth House was built on the site in the 1950s. In its grounds is the Colwell spring and conduit head, the source of the medieval town's water supply.

Springhill Court

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Springhill Court. Photograph, c.1900

Further reading:
Lost Houses of Southampton, by Jessica Vale. (HS/i)
‘The Country Houses of Southampton’, by Jessica Vale in Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, volume 39, 1983, p181, 185. (HS/i)


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