Bassett

Bassett, Southampton
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Southampton
Hampshire
SU4216
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LVII.15

Bassett

refce: Coates 1989
BASSETT in North Stoneham
This place grew in the late 18th century as a retreat for rich people outside (and away from civic responsibilities in) the borough of Southampton. A family of 'Basset' is known in South Stoneham in the early 15th century, and the place name may be from their name.

old map
Borstwood
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, town - Waltham Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
(HAR1SU41.jpg)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001