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The city of Southampton is a major port situated at the outflow of the famous chalkstreams Test and Itchen in Hampshire. An important port in the thirteenth century, the Wool House, near Town Quay, now a maritime museum, stands as evidence of Southampton's past prominence in the wool trade. The ancient city walls bear many plaques relating tales from the city's rich seafaring past. An important ocean liner port, Southampton has often seen the great ships such as the QE2 and, more recently, the Queen Mary 2. It was from here that the Titanic sailed on its final fateful voyage. Today Southampton remains the major port in the south of England. In addition, it is a university city and important commercial centre, with a population of about 220,000. The map below shows the city as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Southampton Map

Map of Southampton

Old map of the town of Southampton circa 1950

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Southampton Map

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