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Bitterne, City of Southampton

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Bitterne, City of Southampton

Bitterne is an eastern suburb and Electoral Ward of Southampton, England. Bitterne derives its name not from the similarly named bird, the Bittern (as some believe) but from the bend in the River Itchen; the Old English words byht and ærn together mean "house near a bend", most likely a reference to Bitterne Manor House. A reference from the late 11th century spells the name Byterne.
Administrative CountyCity of Southampton
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4513
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023

Other names by which Bitterne, City of Southampton has been known in the past

Bittern ~ Nattern

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

Bitterne, eccl. dist. with ry. sta., South Stoneham par., S. Hants, 2 miles NE. of Southampton and within its parliamentary limits, pop. 2063; P.O., T.O.

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