A ROMSEY retirement development has announced the names of the buildings within the 155-apartment village.

Audley Stanbridge Earls, which is soon coming to the town, has said that one building has been named in honour of the father of Florence Nightingale.

Further buildings on the site have also been named after past owners, with some dating back to as far as the 13th century.

The village sits within 32 acres of woodland and meadows, and the centrepiece building has now been named as Stanbridge Manor.

The Grade II listed building dates back to Saxon Royalty and has links to King Alfred the Great.

Further buildings within the village named after previous owners includes Danvers Lodge, Montgomery Hall, Hansard Place and Kirkeby Court.

Gary Langford, sales manager at the site, said: "In choosing the names of the buildings within the village, we wanted to honour the fascinating history of the site and the previous personalities within these walls.

"We look forward to welcoming prospective new owners to the village and hope those in the local community can also enjoy the luxury facilities on offer."

As previously reported, the site will have a development of 155 apartments, as well as communal facilities, including a restaurant, bar, gym and swimming pool.

The majority of the village will be new-builds, but the design includes refurbishments to the Grade II listed Manor House and lodge buildings which is at the centre of the design.

The complex will welcome its first owners in autumn next year and is open to those over the age of 60.