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Freemantle, City of Southampton

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Freemantle, City of Southampton

Freemantle is a suburb and electoral ward in Southampton, UK. There are similarly named places in Hampshire: notably Henry II's hunting lodge in Kingsclere; a suburb of Hannington; and Freemantle Common in Bitterne. These were formerly thought to be French names meaning "cold cloak", but are now known to derive from the word fromental, meaning a wheat-field.
Administrative CountyCity of Southampton
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4012
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023

Freemantle, City of Southampton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Freemantle, eccl. dist. and vil., Millbrook par., S. Hants -- dist., pop. 5796; vil., 2 miles NW. of Southampton; P.O., T.O.; Freemantle House was a retreat of Gowper, the poet.

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