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Southsea, City of Portsmouth

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Southsea, City of Portsmouth

Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in England. Southsea is within a mile of Portsmouth's city centre. Southsea has a thriving commercial area which includes two national department stores and many other well-known high street chains. It combines these large stores with numerous independent traders which includes charity shops, food retailers and furniture/household goods shops.
Administrative CountyCity of Portsmouth
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ6499
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023
Population18,514 (2001)

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

Southsea.-- district and ry. sta., Portsea par., Hants, on S. side of Portsmouth and wholly within its mun. limits, pop. 45,247; 3 Banks. Southsea Castle was erected by Henry VIII. in 1540; it has been materially strengthened, and forms one of the most important seaward defences of Portsmouth; in the castle is a fixed light (Southsea), 51 ft. above high water and seen 9 miles. See PORTSMOUTH.

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