Westwood House, which stood in extensive grounds on the east side of the Avenue just north of modern Westwood Road, was created in the late 18th century by enlarging an existing farmhouse. In 1826 it was acquired by G. A. Fullerton who bought more land on the Portswood side of the estate, extending it to about 44 acres. The estate, sometimes referred to as Westwood Park, extended between modern-day Winn and Westwood Roads and from the Avenue about half way to Portswood Road. For a time it was used by the Horticultural Society for their shows and displays. In 1872 it was sold to Mr. Winn - after whom Winn Road is named - who demolished the house and sold the land off for development. Westwood Road was named after the house.

Westwood House and Park

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A contemporary print, possibly from sales particulars in 1842

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, p176, 179. (HS/i)
More Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p145-157. (HS/h)
'Westwood House, Southampton' by Michael V Wynne, in Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, Section Newsletters, New Series, no. 1, Spring 1984, page 23. (H/f)


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