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local_library A History Of Southampton
A History of Southampton taken from the town records
Rev J Silvester Davies   1883   561
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A History Of Southampton

During a residence of several years in the immediate neighbourhood of Southampton free access to the Town Records was given me by the courtesy of the town authorities, of which I availed myself as opportunities offered.

Towards the close of 1877 it was suggested by the present publishers that I should undertake a history of the town, or at least, on obtaining permission, should edit the MS. of Dr. Speed's History among the Southampton Archives, continuing the work, and adding such matter as should bring it into conformity
with present knowledge.

local_library A Walk Through Southampton (Revision)
A revised description of antiquities and un-noticed places around Southampton.
Sir Henry C Englefield   1805   185
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A Walk Through Southampton (Revision)

An account of several curious remains of antiquity existing in the Town of Southampton, and which had either been totally unnoticed, or only very slightly mentioned, in the descriptions of that place hitherto published.

The author has ventured into the field of antiquarian research. But insists that: "not for a moment suppose that I aspire at the dignity of a historian of the place; a task for which neither my researches nor abilities have by any means qualified me".

Two major editions exist. This is the second edition with additional reseach. The author was aided by The Society of Antiquaries.

local_library A Walk Through Southampton 1st Edition
A description of antiquities and un-noticed places around Southampton.
Sir Henry C Englefield   1801   98
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A Walk Through Southampton 1st Edition

An account of several curious remains of antiquity existing in the Town of Southampton, and which had either been totally unnoticed, or only very slightly mentioned, in the descriptions of that place hitherto published.

The author has ventured into the field of antiquarian research. But insists that: "not for a moment suppose that I aspire at the dignity of a historian of the place; a task for which neither my researches nor abilities have by any means qualified me".

Two major editions exist. This is the first edition.

local_library Beauties Of England And Wales, Vol 6, Hampshire
Historical topography. Vol 6 includes Hampshire
Edward Wedlake Brayley   1805   628
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Beauties Of England And Wales, Vol 6, Hampshire

From the text: A very considerable proportion of Hampshire is occupied by the Forest of Alice Holt and Woolmer, the Forest of Bere, and the New Forest.

The New Forest is particularly celebrated in history. Its present appellation has an evident reference to the alteration made in its extent by the Conqueror, but a more ancient name of this district was Itene, or Y Thene: it was also called Natanleod, from the British chieftain, who was here conquered by Cerdic, the founder of the West Saxon Monarchy.

The Mineral productions of Hampshire are but few, and those mostly confined to the cliffs on the sea coast, particularly in the neighbourhood of Lymington, Hordwell, and Christchurch.

local_library Beautiful Britain, Wessex
Wessex, the interesting and the curious
Charles G harper   1911   78
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Beautiful Britain, Wessex

C G Harper (1863 to 1943) 

From the arthor: This is a modest, gossipy and allusive sketch of a delightful part of England, designed rather to arouse the interest and the curiosity of those not already acquainted with what I will call the " Middle West " than to fully satisfy it.

The Wessex of which I shall treat in these pages is that Wessex of romance and of the great dairy-farms, which has been little touched by the influence of railways. Hampshire and Wiltshire, Winchester and Salisbury have become too closely in touch with London to stand so fully upon the ancient ways.

But in these rural territories the countryman still talks the old broad Do'set and Zummerzet speech, in which the letter "o" in every possible circumstance becomes "a" as you will perceive in that old rhyme beginning:

Wessex
A harnet zet in a holler tree,
A proper spiteful twoad was he.
And thus he zung as he did zet,
"My sting is as zharp as a bagginet."

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