Nicholstown-Newtown shown within Southampton
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Nicholstown-Newtown (usually called Nicholstown, or Newtown) is a small area to the north-east of Southampton's city centre. To the north is Bevois Valley, to the east Northam and to the west and south is St Mary's. In the north of Newtown is the Mount Pleasant area, which spills over into the north of Northam. Black signs saying "Welcome to Nicholstown-Newtown"  demarcate the district on the roads running east from St. Mary's Rd - hence the district is bordered on the west by St. Mary's Road, the south by Six Dials road, and the east by the railway lines.
The area is dominated by the Royal South Hampshire Hospital which was built in 1843-1844.
In the 1960s and 1970s the area was notorious as Southampton's red-light district with high crime rates. Frustrated with the inaction of the city council and police, over 2,000 people marched from Derby Road to the civic centre. Following this "march of neglect", the Queen visited the area and a cash injection of half a million pounds followed. However, by the 21st century, little had changed. In the year 2000 a report highlighted that the urban renewal area encompassing Nicholstown "exhibits both the highest levels of unfitness and disrepair ... in the city" and the area was still very much a red light district in 2004.
The Newtown Youth Centre is situated in Graham Road and attracts over 100 individuals between the ages of 11 and 21 in a year.
- This is Hampshire: 5th July 2004: Inner-city pride restored Accessed 11th April 2007
- "Inner city homes to get cash boost". Newsquest Media Group. 26 September 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- Thompson, Kate (6 July 2004). "Life beyond the streets". The Southern Daily Echo (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- Hampshire Police Authority - Crime Prevention Committee - 25 January 2007: Report of the Consultant to the Committee Accessed 11th April 2007
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