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Portswood, City of Southampton

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Portswood, City of Southampton

Portswood is a suburb and Electoral Ward of Southampton, England. The suburb lies to the north-east of the city centre and is bounded by (clockwise from west) Freemantle, Highfield, Swaythling, St. Denys and Bevois Valley. Portswood Ward comprises Portswood, Highfield and St. Denys, and had a population of 14,384 as of the 2001 Census. It is a largely residential area adjcent to the main campus of the University of Southampton, and as such more than a quarter of residents are students.
Administrative CountyCity of Southampton
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4314
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023

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

Portswood, 2 eccl. dists. (Christchurch and St Denys), South Stoneham par., Hants, on NE. side of Southampton, pop.- Christchurch, 1311; St Denys, 3322; P.O.

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