In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West End like this:
WESTEND, a chapelry in South Stoneham parish, Hants; near Portswood r. station, and 3¼ miles NNE of Southampton. It was constituted in 1840; and it has a post-office under Southampton. Pop., 2,141. Houses, 418. There is a paper-mill. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £330. Patron, the Rector of Southampton-St. Mary.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West End, in Eastleigh and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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