1) A 19th century name for what is now Water Lane, running from Commercial Road to Cumberland Place.
2) Runs north to south between St. Edmunds Road and Millbrook Road in Millbrook.
A. G. K. Leonard suggests that in the latter case the name may be a corruption of Watt House or Wathouse Lane. Maps identifying the land of Sir Charles Rich of Shirley House in 1802-03 mention a Watt House in this vicinity and the lane is marked as Watt House Lane on one of the maps. Other documents of the time refer to Wathouse Mead, Wathouse Field and Watt House Close, all on the western side of the lane.

Further reading:
More Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p92-93. (HS/h)


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