Southampton’s Central Parks

Southampton is unique in that its city centre includes a number of parks which allow residents and visitors to walk through the city along tree lined pathways and green vistas. In 2013 Southampton’s Central Parks were relisted as Grade II, a decision which reflects their national importance. The parks are important historically having roots in […]

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Herbert Collins – Garden City Developer

The houses built by Herbert Collins, a local builder, in Southampton during the 1920s and 1930s are instantly recognisable and highly desirable. The majority demonstrate a simple Georgian style in a landscaped setting consisting of greens and avenues of trees. His work is internationally recognised and at the time of the construction of his estates, […]

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Pirates and Southampton

The most well known story involving pirates and Southampton is The French Raid. On Sunday morning, the fourth of October 1338, forty nine ships carrying French, Castillian and Genoese pirates and mercenaries sailed up the River Test. The town only had walls on three sides at the time. The western wall had not yet been […]

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