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Wymering, City of Portsmouth

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Wymering, City of Portsmouth

Wymering is a residential area of the city of Portsmouth in the English county of Hampshire. Unlike the majority of Portsmouth, it is located on the mainland rather than Portsea Island. Wymering is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was a small village in rural area until it was incorporated into Portsmouth in 1920. On incorporation into Portsmouth a 300-house council housing estate was built there, being completed by 1929.
Administrative CountyCity of Portsmouth
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU6506
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire

Other names by which Wymering, City of Portsmouth has been known in the past


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

Wymering, par., Hants, at NE. side of Portsmouth Harbour, 4 miles N. of Portsmouth, 3121 ac. (76 water) and 752 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 985; contains parts of Cosham and Potwell vils., also several islets. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1842.

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