Southampton

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Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 mi south-west of London and 15 mi north-west of Portsmouth.wikipedia
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Hampshire

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Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 mi south-west of London and 15 mi north-west of Portsmouth.
Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council.

South East England

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Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 mi south-west of London and 15 mi north-west of Portsmouth.
The headquarters of the region's governmental bodies are in Guildford, and the region contains seven chartered cities: Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Chichester, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, though other major settlements include Reading, Medway, Milton Keynes and Slough.

Portsmouth

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Southampton is a city in Hampshire, South East England, 70 mi south-west of London and 15 mi north-west of Portsmouth.
Portsmouth is located 70 mi south-west of London and 19 mi south-east of Southampton.

Southampton City Council

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Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, Associated British Ports (ABP) and Carnival UK.
Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton.

Southampton Airport

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Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, Associated British Ports (ABP) and Carnival UK.
The airport borders the Borough of Eastleigh and is 3.5 NM north-north-east of central Southampton.

River Itchen, Hampshire

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A major port, and close to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south.
It flows from mid-Hampshire to join with Southampton Water below the Itchen Bridge in the city of Southampton.

Westquay

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Southampton also has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay.
Westquay (formerly WestQuay) is a shopping centre in Southampton, United Kingdom.

River Test

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A major port, and close to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south.
It has a total length of 40 miles (64 km) and it flows through downland from its source near Ashe to its estuary at Southampton, where it converges with the River Itchen to form Southampton Water.

Southampton Castle

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Southampton Castle was built in the 12th century and surviving remains of 12th-century merchants' houses such as King John's House and Canute's Palace are evidence of the wealth that existed in the town at this time.
Southampton Castle was located in the town of Southampton in Hampshire, England.

Bitterne Manor

It was an important trading port and defensive outpost of Winchester, at the site of modern Bitterne Manor.
Bitterne Manor is a suburb of Southampton surrounding the manor house of the same name.

Shirley, Southampton

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The friars constructed a water supply system in 1290, which carried water from Conduit Head (remnants of which survive near Hill Lane, Shirley) some 1.7 km to the site of the friary inside the town walls.
Shirley is a broad district and a former village on the western side of Southampton, England.

Southampton Water

Dibden Bay
A major port, and close to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south.
The city of Southampton lies at its most northerly point.

New Forest

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A major port, and close to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south.
The New Forest was first recorded as Nova Foresta in Domesday Book in 1086, where a section devoted to it is interpolated between lands of the king's thegns and the town of Southampton; it is the only forest that the book describes in detail.

Southampton town walls

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On visiting Southampton in 1339, Edward III ordered that walls be built to "close the town".
Southampton's town walls are a sequence of defensive structures built around the town in southern England.

Supermarine Spitfire

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Southampton is noted for its association with the, the Spitfire, as one of the departure points for D-Day, and more recently as the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world.
On 5 March 1936, the prototype (K5054) took off on its first flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome (later Southampton Airport).

Clausentum

Following the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 and the conquering of the local Britons in 70 the fortress settlement of Clausentum was established.
The site is believed to be located in Bitterne, which is now a suburb of Southampton.

Franciscan Friary, Southampton

Franciscan FriaryConduit HeadFranciscan friary in Southampton
The Franciscan friary in Southampton was founded circa 1233.
The Franciscan Friary of Southampton was founded c. 1233.

Bargate

The Bargate
They were found guilty and summarily executed outside the Bargate.
The Bargate is a Grade I listed medieval gatehouse in the city centre of Southampton, England.

Cunard Line

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Southampton was subsequently the home port for the transatlantic passenger services operated by Cunard with their Blue Riband liner and her running mate.
Cunard Line is a British–American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

God's House Tower

God's House GateMuseum of Archaeology, SouthamptonSouthampton Museum of Archaeology
The city walls include God's House Tower, built in 1417, the first purpose-built artillery fortification in England.
God's House Tower is a late 13th century gatehouse into the old town of Southampton, England.

Woolston, Southampton

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Heavy bombing of the Woolston factory in September 1940 destroyed it as well as homes in the vicinity, killing civilians and workers.
Woolston is a suburb of Southampton, Hampshire, located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen.

Portswood

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Its designer, R J Mitchell, lived in the Portswood area of Southampton, and his house is today marked with a blue plaque.
Portswood is a suburb and Electoral Ward of Southampton, England.

BBC South

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Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, Associated British Ports (ABP) and Carnival UK.
The region is headquartered in Southampton and has smaller offices in Dorchester, Oxford, Reading and Portsmouth.

John I. Thornycroft & Company

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From 1904 to 2004, the Thornycroft shipbuilding yard was a major employer in Southampton, building and repairing ships used in the two World Wars.
It moved to Woolston, Southampton, in 1908, merging in 1966 with Vosper & Company to form one organisation called Vosper Thornycroft.

Walter Taylor (engineer)

Walter Taylor
Southampton engineer Walter Taylor's 18th-century mechanisation of the block-making process was a significant step in the Industrial Revolution.
Walter Taylor (1734–1803) of Southampton, supplied wooden rigging blocks and ship's pumps to the Royal Navy, greatly improving their quality and reliability via technological innovations which were a significant step forward in the Industrial Revolution.