Here we see the final three pictures from Philip Pyke’s collection of photographs he took in Kingston Road, Portsmouth in November 1975.
From the mid-18th century well-off people such as naval officers built houses at Kingston. It was a fashionable area because it was outside the noise and dirt of Portsmouth.It was also easy to travel to work in the town by horse and carriage.
Near Kingston was a village called Buckland. It was originally called Boche (book) land.
In Saxon times any written document was called a book.
If the king or a rich lord granted his servant land with a written document it was called book land.
In time the name changed to Buckland.