This is a district name for the area around the remains of St Denys Priory, immediately west of Cobden Bridge. The name is of some antiquity; the priory was founded in c.1124. After the Dissolution in 1536 the priory fell into decay and its land came into the ownership of Sir Francis Dawtrey, owner of what became Tudor House. In the 18th century the land belonged to the Earl of Peterborough of Bevois Mount, who later sold it to General Stibbert, who added it to his Portswood House estate. In 1852 the entire estate was sold for housing development. The railway station was built in 1861. Originally called Portswood Station, it was renamed St Denys in 1876.


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