Overview

  • History: Highfield House

    History: Highfield House
      The Oakmount Triangle was built in the early part of the twentieth century on the site of Highfield House and its triangular shaped grounds (The High Field - possibly Hay Field originally) which bordered to the  south east with Westwood House, to the north east with Oakmount and to the west with Southampton Common. Highfield House itself originated about 1810. This pleasant and agreeable ...
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  • John Smith & Development of the Triangle

    John Smith & Development of the Triangle
    The Developer John Smith (1855-1926) was a controversial figure and somewhat unorthodox as a developer and builder. He was reported to have used his umbrella to measure out the plots. Described as leading a quiet life and being connected with the Congregational Church on the Avenue, he was absorbed in his construction business. ‘By enterprise and keen business acumen’ he expanded ...
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  • Historical Maps

    Map Overlays (1658 - 2017) 1658 - 2017 View the interactive overlays which show you how the area has changed and developed over the years, and see how much is left of Highfield house. Maps from 1658, 1846, 1868, 1910, 1933, 2017. Click on a thumbnail button to change the map   What's Left of Highfield House? Mouseover or use the slider to view before and ...
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