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rich land, forming a pleasing object as seen through the occasional openings in the fine masses cf wood by the way-side. Bannister's, like Bevois Mount, Free-mantle, Portswood, and other old estates by which Southampton but a very few years ago was almost surrounded, has been doomed as a rural scene, and succumbs to the building mania. The property passed from the Fitzhughes' family by purchase, into the hands, of Sir Edward Hulse, bart., who, soon after his purchase, made some extensive alterations in the mansion, adding to it a high tower, the summit of which commands a most exquisite view of the town and country surrounding it. Locally there is nothing to equal it either in extent or beauty. Sir Edward originally intended the place to be one of the family residences, but was induced afterwards to alter his mind. The house is at present occupied as a School, and some of the best portions of the land are staked out for new roads and villa residences. Already the glory of this once beautifully sequestered estate has departed, but not altogether the pleasant memories of it. Passing the Pace Course and Carriage drive on the right, a delightful scene presents itself, in which
With its monuments and neat Gothic buildings, appears between wide branching oaks. The gateway is a very pleasing design in the Tudor style* with a Porter's Lodge corresponding to it, and the chapel for the Jews immediately in its rear. This chapel, together with the Jewish burial ground, is fenced off from the other portion of the Cemetery, and there is a distinct entrance to it. The Episcopal chapel is a very striking and beautiful design in Norman, profusely enriched with bands, mouldings, shafted angles, and varied corbels, whilst the Dissenters' Chapel is a chaste composition in Early English. The original grounds were laid out
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