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NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SOUTHAMPTON—1920.
BITTERNE. 575
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Ashford John, relieving- officer trar of births & deaths & vaccination officer, 148 Church road, Stoke common Bennett James, Anglers p.h Bishops toke Football & Athletic Club, Prince
of Wales p.h Bishopstoke Institute, Church road Bishopstoke Working Men's Social Club (F.
Cook, sec. ; F. Hey wood, steward)
Blake Miss, dress maker, 21 Hamilton road Bright well James, boot repairer Browning Frank, boot maker, Spring lane Coates J. Anchor inn
Cousens Mrs. Kate, laundry, 8cotter road D ops on Miss M. confectioner, Church road Dunford Alfred & fion, cycle makers Eas Weigh & Bishopstoke Allotments Association Limited (F. W. Rogers, sec.) •
registered office, Blanche vil. 15 Scotter rd Eastleigh & District Industrial Co-operative
Society Limited, 52 Hamilton road Farley James S. greengrocer Fryer George Frederick, grocer Harvey Wm. M. farmer, Stoke Manor farm House Albert, Prince of Wales p. h
BITTERNE.
A large village, formed into a parish in 189:. under the "Local Government Act, 1888," it having been an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1853 out of the civil parish of South Stoneham (now a separate civil parish), and under the "Redistribution of Seats Act, 188,5," included within the ex tended, parliamentary borough of Southampton ; it has a station called Bitterne Park on the London and South Western railway and is about two miles north-east from Southampton,. Mansbridge hundred, Southampton county court district and petty sessional division, South Stoneham union, and in the rural deanery of Southampton and archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester. Bitterne is situate on the east bank of the estuary of the river Itchen, and has communication with Southampton by the Northam Toll bridge, near which stands Bitterne Manor house, on the site of the once famous Roman station " Clausen turn." bitterne Grove, Heathfield House, with many other mansions, are located in this neighbourhood, and building is still going on, and beautiful villas are being erected on what is called Bitterne Park estate. The estate, which is now included in the borough of Southampton, is approached direct from Southampton by the Cobden free bridge, a handsome 11r0l11. structure, which is now opened and dedicated to the free use of the public. . The fiver Itchen is the west boundary, and affords
Knight Edwin John, dairy Knight Mary (Mrs.), dress maker, Spring la
Langham C. I. butcher, 2 Scotter road Lavington Jn. Thos.farmer, WestHorton frm Lock Arthur, shopkeeper, Stoke common Maffey William George, grocer, & post office Munn Thomas, beer retailer National Deposit Friendly Society (W. J.
Bennett, _sec.), 43 Guest road Palmer William, shopkeeper, 50 Hamilton rd Palmer William Fredk. baker, 12 Spring la Parish Hall (E. J. Haskins, sec.),Church rd Prewett Philip, bldr. Glenesk, Stoke Park rd Punker A. butcher, Riverside Reader W. H. insurance agent, 18 Scotter rd Sayer Heclley Victor, county police constable,
Esher villa, 5 Scotter road Shears & Sons, millers & corn merchants Simmons Edmund Wretham . m.r.c.s., ^ l.r. c. p. surgeon, Hazel mere Stagg Alfred George, baker & grocer Turner Mrs. shopkeeper, Hamilton road Whitehead William Henry, builder, Dutton
villa, 41 Hamilton road Woodford Arth. Wm. blacksmith, Stoke com Young Samuel, shopkeeper, Riverside
ample accommodation for yachtsmen and provides some excellent fishing. The views are most charming and must be seen to be realised. The railway facilities are very good, as there is a station suitable for local traffic and for rapid transit to and from London. There are two convenient stations on the main line of the London and South Western, viz. St. Denys and Swaythling. Electric trams > now run from Southampton docks to Bitterne park every few minutes. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The , principal landowners are Mrs. Bessemer, I Stephen Fairbairn Cotton esq. Major H. J. Martin and Henry Hobart Culme-Seymour esq. m.a., j.p. The church is dedicated to the Holy Saviour, bearing date of register I&53, in-which year the consecration took place : it is a neat Gothic edifice, consisting of clerestoried nave of five bays, aisles, north « porch and a tower, with spire, containing one bell: the south aisle was erected in 1885 at a cost of £ 1,440, defrayed by the Rav. Henry Usborne b.a. vicar 1852-87 : there are 650 sittings. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, with residence, and including pew rents and fees, in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester, and held since 1908 by the Rev. Arthur Walcott Crockett m.a. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Here is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1863, with 320 sittings, and a Wesley an chapel, erected in 1906, at a cost of .£3,000. The reading room, established by the Rev. H. Usborne," a late
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