Previous locations of Prefabs in Southampton

Pete emailed us about locations of prefabs in Southampton in early July 2017. He grew up in a prefab at 51 Valentine Avenue, Sholing, on the Pleasant View estate. We already had some prefabs marked on our map, but there were many more to come from Pete!

“I married a girl who previously lived in a prefab in Leaside Way and her sister married a boy who previously lived in Mortimer Road all of us miles apart but we “prefabbers” liked to stick together. Even now it amazes me how often I meet somebody who grew up in a prefab.”

Previous locations of Prefabs in Southampton

Pleasant View and the prefabs where Pete lived

Pete also sent some lovely photos of the prefabs which unfortunately we can’t share as although they were found in the public domain we don’t know who owns the copyright, but they have helped to identify the prefab types. Please note they may not all be the same type on different roads.

We decided to share the valuable information that Pete researched and compiled as it doesn’t fit on the map markers but provides more detail about the roads and house numbers of the prefabs. Sometimes roads have disappeared or have been renamed, so we describe the original locations.

The old maps for Southampton provide enough detail to show most of the house numbers, and roads which may have disappeared or changed names. We hope the following table may help you in tracking down the prefab you, your relatives or friends lived in, or that you remember! And if you can help us fill in the gaps in our knowledge, all the better – please leave a comment on this blog post or email us at prefabmuseum@gmail.com

 

Location No of prefabs House numbers Type if known
Landseer Road

Landseer Close

Constable Close

Canterbury Avenue

Valentine Avenue

Heathfield Road

Orpen Road

Whistler Road, SO19

29

17

17

1

11

12

141

12

1-15, 2-36

1-17

1-17

25

50-54, 51-65

45-57, 54-62

10-24, 40-72, 82-94, 106-120, 1-121

2-10, 1-13

AIROH
Wallace Road

Bower Close

Scott Road

Doyle Road

Bacon Road

Deeping Close, SO19

45

32

44

10

14

15

18-58 evens, nos 11-57 odds

18-34 evens, 17-29 odds

32-92, 15-27 & 45-55

1-19 odds only

2-16, nos 1-15

2-12, nos 1-17

Parry Road

Quilter Road

Sullivan Road, SO19

15

14

1

1-29 odds only

1-45 odds only

5

Drove Road

Gladstone Road, SO19

7

4

25-37

94-100

Mortimer Rd

Drummond Road

Poole Road

Manor Road

Ludlow Road

Radstock Road

Radstock Walk

Radstock Crescent, SO19

26

19

8

7

14

4

11

9

30-52, 29-55

2-14, 1-23

1-15 odds only

7-19 odds only

1-27 odds only

26-32

odds only

2-18 evens only

Arcon
Butts Road

South East Road, SO19

33

2

133-177, 44-62

204,206

Dale Valley Road, SO16 48 89-141, 86-126 Arcon
Portsmouth Road

Botley Road, SO19

25

16

401-449

50-80

 

Hounsdown Avenue

Hounsdown Close

Powell Crescent

Meadow Close

Totton, SO40

26

11

26

23

32-68, 21-33

1-11

1-39, 2-12

1-19, 2-26

Valley Road, SO40 13 1-13
Bassett Green Road

Binstead Road

Brightstone Way

Bembridge Gardens

Bembridge Close

Bonchurch Road

Bonchurch Way

Brading Close

Brading Way

Brading Gardens

Leaside Way, SO16

 

14

25

7

11

13

18

12

1

16

14

65

 

 

81-107 odds only

2-24, 1-25

1-5, 2-8

1-11, 2-10

1-19, 2-6

2-20, 1-15

1-13, 2-10

2

2-16, 1-15

2-16, 7-17

45-149, 64, 78, 92, 100, 102, 112-124

 

 

 Arcon
North East Close, SO19 6 1-11
Priory Road

St Denys Close

St Denys Drive, SO17

11

11

8

174-176, 180-184, 115-125

1-11, 2-10

1-5, 2-6, 10-12

Arcon
Summit Way, SO18 28 216-243
Vanguard Road

Hood Road

Exeter Road

Lytham Road

Witts Hill

Mousehole Lane, SO18

58

14

4

5

13

3

2-66, 13-57

12-26, 13-19

1-3, 2-4

2a-2c, 1a-1b

71-95

141-145

Arcon
MacArthur Crescent

Wavell Road

Stillwell Road

Montgomery Road

Tedder Road, SO18

38

35

17

34

7

1-29, 2-46

2-6, 12-22, 30-40, 1-39

1-13, 2-20

1-5, 19-59, 10-52

1-7, 2-6

Red Hill Crescent

Red Hill Way,

Red Hill Close SO16

21

6

17

2-20, 1-21

1-6

8-11, 14-22, 29, 32-35

Irving Road

Irving Close

Irving Walk

Redbridge Hill, SO16

67

22

11

 

2-12, 1-97, 36-42, 76-90

1-15, 2-30

2-22

 

Nelson Road

Firgrove Road

Albany Road, SO15

14

3

3

45-49, 31-35, 32-38, 2-8

22-26

36-40

Caerleon Avenue

Caerleon Drive, SO19

11

14

1-11, 2-10

1-14

Barnes Road

Barnes Close, SO19

24

12

1-29, 2-18

2-8, 1-15

Auckland Road

Auckland Close, SO15

54

11

1-21, 2-32, 34-36, 31-69

1-11

AIROH
The Close

Upper Northam Rd

Hedge End, SO30

15

5

1-15

9-17

Universal
Arnheim Road

Arnheim Walk

Arnheim Close

Caen Walk

Dunkirk Road

Dunkirk Close

Falaise Close

Coxford Road

 

Aldermoor Road

Salerno Road

Tarento Road

Lordswood Road, SO16

31

15

10

6

30

13

21

9

53

8

32

26

4

1-43, 2-8, 16-24

1-13, 2-16

1-10

1-5, 2-8

1-51, 34-36

1-13

1-17, 2-24

269-285

327-431

261-275

2-64, 1-49

2-28, 1-23

15-21

AIROH
Heathfield Close

Heathfield Road, SO19

11

4

1-21

61-67

AIROH
Heath Gardens, SO31 18 1-18
Grantham Close

Beech Road

Hamble-le-Rice, SO3

50

4

1-50

3-9 (still lived in)

 

Hawksley BL8

The Hundred, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 100 1-100

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3 Comments

  1. M Stokes

    Reply

    We still own one in Hamble , 95% original. If you would like a look ? Drop me a line 😉

  2. Mike O'Meara

    Reply

    I lived at no 1 Bonchurch Way as it was then called.Located off Basset Green road from about 1952 to 1958.When we moved in it was new and a wonderful home.It seemed so luxurious with a large garden.I can remember most of the neigbours.We were a close community.

  3. Reply

    I lived in Deeping Close, Weston for the first 12 years of my life and loved it. How I would have liked to stay there! I would love to see a photo of the road, I lived in number 4. Thank you for the lovely memories.

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