Lordswood, Southampton

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Lordswood
Lordswood is located in Southampton
Lordswood
Lordswood
Lordswood shown within Southampton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHAMPTON
Postcode district SO16
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
HampshireCoordinates: 50°56′35″N 1°25′55″W / 50.943°N 1.432°W / 50.943; -1.432

Lordswood is a district in Southampton, England. It is situated in the northern part of the city bordering the areas of Lordshill, Chilworth, Aldermoor and Bassett.

History of Lordswood[edit]

According to the Anglo-Saxon Charter of 956 Aldermoor Lordswood, Lordshill and Coxford are all within the ancient boundary of the Manor of Millbrook and were farmland within the county of Hampshire, until the 20th Century when it was absorbed into Southampton.[1]

Landscape[edit]

The main feature is the gentle valley carved by Holly Brook. It is quite high ground in relation to sea level (45m) at the top of Hollybrook Cemetery.

Housing[edit]

The type of housing found in Lordswood is fairly large, owner-occupied detached residences such as Bassett Avenue. There is, however, a small area of fairly new council flats in the Dunkirk Road area.

Transport[edit]

The A35 Winchester Road, Southampton Ring Road is in the south-east corner. Lordswood Road is a throughroute from the northern suburbs to the West. Lord's Hill Way is a distributor road for the Lord's Hill estate, built in the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Brown, Jim (2007). "Shirley Warren", The Illustrated History of Southampton Suburbs, P108