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Cosham, City of Portsmouth

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Cosham, City of Portsmouth

Cosham is a northern suburb of Portsmouth lying within the city boundary but off Portsea Island. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 along with Drayton and Wymering (mainland) and Bocheland, Frodington and Copenore on the island. The name is of Saxon origin (shown by the -ham suffix) and means "Cossa's homestead". It was predominantly pronounced /ˈkɒsəm/ until the latter half of the 20th century, since when standard usage has become /ˈkɒʃəm/.
Administrative CountyCity of Portsmouth
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU6605
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 Cosham, City of Portsmouth has been known in the past

Cosseham ~ Coseham

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

Cosham, vil. with ry. sta., Widley and Wymering pars., S. Hants, 4½ miles N. of Portsmouth; P.O., T.O.

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