A society dedicated to studying and researching the history of Southampton in general, but with particular reference to the City areas east of the River Itchen - Bitterne, Bitterne Park, Harefield, Itchen, Merry Oak, Midanbury, Peartree, Sholing, Thornhill, Townhill Park, Weston and Woolston.

Latest News


Please note that we now have a Facebook page. See the link below.


It is now possible to purchase BLHS books by email. Visit our books page.


Our next meeting on October 14th at 7pm is Jane Austen's Southampton by Dr. Cheryl Baker.

Bitterne Map 1897

OS 25 Inch Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sheet LXV.8 dated 1897

Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

PUBLIC HOUSES GENTRY HOUSES