Southampton

Southampton (17th century)




included in Suthampton

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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Dummer 1698

Period - 17th century, late
refce: Dummer 1698
Southampton &c.
The Scituation & convenience of Hampton River ...
The River of Southampton alone is very considerable, ...
At and about the Town during the late Warr severall Shipps of 80, 60 & 50 Guns have been Built and Launched and safely carryed to Portsmouth.

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South hampton
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, town - fortification - Waltham Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, city - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.97)
street map
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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, city - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.51)
(OG51SU41.jpg)

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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Ogilby 1675
- settlement, city - Hampshire
refce: Ogilby 1675 (pl.51)
SOUTHAMPTON
street map; town gate; houses with gardens; church; sea 'THE SEA'
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descriptive text
Southampton
- Clausentum
Period - 17th century
refce: Blome 1673
Southampton, commodiously seated on an Arm of the Sea, capable to receive ships of a considerable burthen to its Keys, which are fair and very convenient for the lading and unlading of goods: the opportunity of which hath made it to be a place of good trade, and well inhabited by Merchants, and Shop-keepers. The Town is well built and large, numbring five Parish Churches, besides an Hospital called Gods-house ... and for its security is fenced about with a double Ditch and strong walls, on which are several Watch-towers, and hath seven Gates for entrance; And the better to secure its Haven, here was built a strong Castle ... This Town is said to be raised out of the ruins of the ancient Clausentum of the Romans, where they had a strong Fort, the better to secure the South-coast of these parts from the Saxons. And here it was that the powerful Canute, caused his Chair to be placed on the Sea-shoar, and proudly commanded the Waves not to approach him, or come upon his Land, but being disobeyed, he acknowledged God the Supream Lord and Governour, and in a religious devotion gave up his Crown to the rood at Winchester. It is at present a Town and County of itself, governed by a Major, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, enjoyeth large immunities, sendeth Burgesses to Parliament, is dignified with the Title of an Earldom, which at present is in the person of the Right Honorable Charles Palmer, Earl of Southampton, and Baron Limrick, &c. and its Market on Tuesdays and Thursdays, are not very great except for provisions.

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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, town - Waltham Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
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table of distances
S. Hampton
Shown on an old map by Simmons 1643
- Hamshire
Period - 1630s-40s
refce: Simmons 1643
in the S. sector of the thumbnail map; 65 miles from London
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refce: Drayton 1612
Whose pleasant harbours oft the seaman's hope renew, / To rig his late-craz'd bark, to spread a wanton clue; / Where they with lusty sack, and mirthful sailors' songs, / Defy their passed storms, and laugh at Neptune's wrongs: / The danger quite forgot wherein they were of late; / Who half so merry now as master and his mate? / And victualling again, with brave and man-like minds / To seaward cast their eyes, and pray for happy winds.

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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, town - Waltham Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
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description
Hanton
The place is described in text Camden 1610
- Hantshire
Period - 1600s
refce: Camden 1610
... in old times [river] Ant, or Anton: as the townes standing upon it, namely ... Hanton, ...
But upon this Haven [Test mouth] standeteh South-hanton, a little Citie, ...
Now, that this place was called Hanton and Henton, no man needs to doubt, seeing in that booke wherin King William the first made a survey of all England, this whole shire is expressely named Hantscyre and in some places Hentscyre, and the very towne it self for the South situation of it, South-hanton.
... presently sprung the towne which now is to be seene, but situatae in a more commodious place betweene two rivers: for number of houses and those faire built much renowned, for rich inhabitants and concurse of merchants wealthy: fenced round about with a double ditch, strong wals, and turrets standing thicke betweene: and for defence of the Haven a strong Castle it hath of square stone, upon a Mount cast up to a great height, built by King Richard the Second. And afterward King Henrie the Sixt granted to the Maior, Balliues and Burgesses that it should be a Countie by it selfe, with other liberties.

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Southampton
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- settlement, town - fortification - Waltham Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
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Southhamton
Shown on an old map by Keer 1620
- Southampton
refce: Keer 1620
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hearsay
Hamwic


Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001