Southampton (19th century)

included in Southampton

old map
Shown on an old map by Perrot 1823
- Hamp
refce: Perrot 1823
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old gazetteer

Period - 19th century, early
refce: Brookes 1815
a borough and the county-town of Hampshire, with a market on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is a county of itself, governed by a mayor, who is admiral of the liberties; and it stands between the Itchen and Test, which here flow into an inlet of the sea, called Trissanton Bay, or Southampton Water. ... It was formerly a port of great commerce, still possesses a considerable trade, and has a particular connection with Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, as all the wool sent to those islands, duty free, must be shipped here. It contains five churches, is surrounded by delapidated walls with towers, and had a strong castle, now in ruins. It is a fashionable place of resort for sea-bathing; and has manufactures of silks and carpets. ... Southampton is the birthplace of the celebrated Isaac Watts. The number of inhabitants was 7913 in 1801, and 9617 in 1811. A mail-packet sails every morning for Cowes in the isle of Wight. It is 12m S by W Winchester, and 74 WSW London. Lon. 1 24 W, lat. 50 54 N.
Hampshire ...Southampton is the county-town, but the assizes are held at Winchester.

Listed in Domesday Book
- Southampton? Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001