The layout of the site is simple - it is arranged alphabetically. The Home button is on the top left of the page. Navigation tools are at the bottom of each page. You can browse by clicking on the letters or search for specific items by using the search box. Each page has been tagged to make searching easier and more focused. Below is a list of tags used on the site.

At the end of most articles is a list of suggested further reading. The cited books and articles are available in the Local Studies Library in the Central Library. Classification letters are in brackets at the end of each citation. It is worth remembering that much of the information is to found in the library's newspaper clippings files.

Subject Tags

actors, agriculture, almshouses, anglican, aristocracy, architects, artists, authors, aviation, banks, baptists, books, boundaries, breweries, bridges, builders, canals, castle, catholics, cemeteries, charities, churches, cinemas, coachbuilders, cobblers, commercial, congregationalists, council, courts, cricket, crime, decorators, developers, diplomats, distilleries, docks, education, engineering, entertainment, ferries, estates, fairs, filmmakers, finance, firefighting, fishing, folklore, football, foundries, freemasons, health, heraldry, historians, horticulture, hotels, housing, huguenots, industries, inns, inventors, jewellers, judaism, landmarks, legal, libraries, listed, literature, mansions, mapmakers, maritime, markets, medicine, memorials, merchants, methodists, military, mills, monuments, municipal, museums, music, navy, newspapers, parks, poets, police, politics, ponds, postcards, prehistoric, presbyterians, printers, prisons, publishers, punishment, quays, railways, regalia, religion, restaurants, rivers, roads, roman, royalty, sailing, scientists, shipbuilding, shipping, shops, sikhs, silversmiths, societies, sport, stagecoaches, statesmen, statues, stonemasons, streams, surveyors, television, temperance, theatres, transport, travel, unitarians, university, utilities, vaults, walls, watercourses, welfare, wine, woodworkers, wool, workhouses

Geographical Tags

avenue, banister, bassett, bellevue, bevois, bitterne, blechynden, chapel, common, coxford, fitzhugh, freemantle, harefield, highfield, hill, houndwell, itchen, kingsland, lordshill, marlands, marsh, maybush, midanbury, millbrook, newtown, northam, platform, polygon, portswood, redbridge, rownhams, shirley, sholing, swaythling, town, townhill, woolston


  • chapel included St Mary's
  • coxford included Aldermoor
  • marsh includes Oxford Street and Terminus Terrace area
  • polygon includes Bedford place and the Carlton Crescent / Rockstone Place area.
  • town includes the walled town and Above Bar area

Historical period tags

Edwardian, georgian, medieval, regency, roman, saxon, spa, stuart, tudor, victorian


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