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Lipson is a ward in the city of Plymouth, England. It is an affluent area with a substantial park called 'Freedom Fields', a Civil War battle site where the townsfolk of nearby Plymouth resisted substantial Cavalier raiding parties and enabled the town to sustain the royalist siege. Freedom Fields existed before the Civil War and acquired its name after the defeat there of a French invasion force two hundred years earlier.
Formerly the site of Plymouth's biggest hospital (Freedom Fields Hospital), the borough prison, and fire and ambulance stations, it now retains only the (rebuilt) fire station. Most of the housing stock is good-quality Victorian and Edwardian terraces and some good schools are available including Lipson Co-operative Academy. The area offers fine views in all directions, not least south across Plymouth Sound. A retail shopping centre, the university, and Plymouth's main railway station are all within short walking distance.
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