The site: 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 ... Read more…
The Architect: John Smith
John Smith (1855-1926) was a controversial figure. 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 his firm into probably the ‘largest of its kind in Southampton’. At his death, it was estimated that in ... Read more…
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?
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