Hampshire County Council

Depiction of Coat of arms
Districts of Hampshire. Southampton (8) and Portsmouth (12) in yellow are unitary authorities

English council that governs eleven of the thirteen districts geographically located within the ceremonial county of Hampshire.

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Cathedral city in Hampshire, England.

Statue of Alfred the Great by Hamo Thornycroft in Winchester
A mention of Wintanceaster in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Winchester High Street in the mid 19th century.
The Winchester Buttercross
Surviving part of the city walls between Wolvesey Castle and the River Itchen. This section retains some castellations.
Map of the wards of Winchester itself within the wider City of Winchester District
A view of Winchester Cathedral.
The "Winchester Round Table" in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle
The Hospital of St Cross
Winchester Guildhall, built in 1871
The Square after snow
Winchester College War Cloister
Winchester Bus Station
Bollard in the style of A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
Bollard in the style of Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse
Bollard in the style of Fulfillment by Gustav Klimt
Bollard in the style of Summertime by Jackson Pollock
Bollard in the style of Golconda by René Magritte
Bollard in the style of Regatta at Cowes and Landscape at Villerville by Raoul Dufy
Bollard in the style of Rhythm Colour by Sonia Delaunay
Bollard in the style of The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
Bollard in the style of Le Rêve (The Dream) by Pablo Picasso
Bollard in the style of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Winchester is the county town of Hampshire and contains the head offices of Hampshire County Council.


County in South East England on the coast of the English Channel.

Danebury Fort – aerial image
Plaque on Freemantle Common marking the route of the Roman Road from Chichester to Bitterne
Portchester combined Roman and Norman castles
Portsmouth historic dockyard, 2005
South West Hampshire & South East Dorset green belt (shown in green)
New Forest Pony in Burley
Winchester Cathedral
Hampshire County Council offices and Jubilee Fountain
Eastleigh railway works
Southampton Docks
The M3 near Basingstoke
County flag of Hampshire
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
Ageas Bowl cricket ground, West End, 2010
Fratton Park football ground, Portsmouth, from Milton End, 2006
Former Hampshire Chronicle office in Winchester, circa 1999

Its two largest cities are Southampton and Portsmouth which are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by a combination of the Hampshire County Council and non-metropolitan district councils.

City of Winchester

Local government district in Hampshire, England, with a city status.

The City Council's coat of arms, displayed in Winchester Guildhall

Hampshire County Council holds elections every four years.

John Denham (politician)

English politician who served as Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills from 2007 to 2009 and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2009 to 2010.

Official portrait, 2009

Prior to being elected as an MP, Denham served as a local councillor, initially as a member of the Hampshire County Council in 1981, where he remained until 1989, when he was elected as a councillor on Southampton City Council, on which he served until 1993 and was the chairman of the city's Housing Committee.


Port and city in the county of Hampshire in southern England.

The Round Tower was built in 1418 to defend the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour.
Portsmouth c. undefined 1540
View of Old Portsmouth from the Spinnaker Tower
(launched in 1860) has been restored to its original Victorian condition.
A fire started by suffragettes at the semaphore tower, Portsmouth dockyard, in December 1913 killed 2 men
George VI inspecting the crew of the HNoMS Draug in Portsmouth during the Second World War
Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia in Portsmouth Harbour during the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in 1994. The masts of can be seen in the background.
Aerial view of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Harbour
England population density and low elevation coastal zones. Portsmouth is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
Portsea Island and Hayling Island
The neo-classical Portsmouth Guildhall and surrounding civic offices are the centre of government.
Portsmouth North
Portsmouth South
The 14 electoral wards of Portsmouth
Portsmouth International Port is a major employer.
Gunwharf Quays shopping centre
Portsmouth is the home port of the two s.
Park Building, University of Portsmouth
(right) and the Spinnaker Tower are two of Portsmouth's main attractions.
at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the world's oldest naval ship still in commission, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
The Spinnaker Tower, seen from the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays
Southsea Promenade, which includes the Clarence Pier amusement park
Portsmouth Naval Memorial in Southsea
St John the Evangelist, a Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1882, is one of the city's two cathedrals.
Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth F.C.
Ferries and cargo and military vessels in Portsmouth Harbour
A map of the planned route of Portsmouth and Arundel Canal across Portsea Island from 1815

On 1 April 1974, it formed the second tier of local government (below Hampshire County Council); Portsmouth and Southampton became administratively independent of Hampshire with the creation of the unitary authority on 1 April 1997.

Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon

British peer and racing manager to Queen Elizabeth II from 1969.

Henry Herbert, Lord Porchester

A member of Hampshire County Council for 24 years, he was its chairman from 1973 to 1977 and also served on other public bodies, including the Sports Council and the Agricultural Research Council.

Mike Hancock (British politician)

British politician.

Marshal Mannerheim, the 6th President of Finland

He was also elected to Hampshire County Council in 1973, becoming the leader of the Labour group on the council in 1977 until he left the party, leading the council as a Liberal Democrat between 1993 and 1997, when the creation of Portsmouth Unitary Authority meant that he was no longer eligible to stand.


Port city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire in southern England.

Part of Southampton's Town Walls
The memorial to the engineers of the
Southampton Civic Centre
Southampton's geothermal power station
Westquay Shopping Centre
Westquay South
Tudor House, City Centre
SeaCity Museum, Civic Centre
The Mayflower Theatre
St Mary's Stadium
The Rose Bowl hosting a Twenty20 International
Southampton Central Police Station
The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
The George Thomas building at the University of Southampton
Southampton Central railway station
Queen Mary 2 at the new Ocean Terminal, with Isle of Wight passenger ferry Red Jet 3
Bluestar and First Southampton buses outside the Guildhall
A "Lucy Box"
Craig David was brought up on the Holyrood estate in the city centre

Plans were announced by Hampshire County Council in July 2009 for the introduction of tram-train running from Hythe (on what is now a freight-only line to Fawley) via Totton to Southampton Central Station and on to Fareham via St. Denys, and Swanwick.

Horace King, Baron Maybray-King

British politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1950 until 1971 before becoming a life peer.

King in Bonn, 1966

The following year he was elected to Hampshire County Council, on which he served until 1965 with only a single three-year break.

John Crowder

Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Crowder served as a Hampshire County Councillor 1931-46 and a Fleet Urban District Councillor 1933–46.