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Northam, Hampshire

Coordinates: 50°54′45″N 1°23′28″W / 50.9124°N 1.391°W / 50.9124; -1.391

Northam

The Millbank Tower dominates the Northam skyline
Southampton
Unitary authority Southampton
Ceremonial county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHAMPTON
Postcode district SO18
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Southampton Itchen
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Northam is a suburb of Southampton F.C.. Northam has one of the highest crime rate in the South East of England. The area consists of blocks of flats, situated round Milbank tower a 16 storey tower block. In 2010, 4 people were murdered in this area, and it is believed 40 died of Drug related causes.


Northam also was home to an extensive television studio complex, run by ITV franchises Meridian Broadcasting, TVS and Southern Television, before Meridian moved their operations to Whiteley. The complex was demolished in 2009, leaving just a large, neat pile of rubble still extant throughout 2010. As well as the regional news magazine programme Meridian Tonight, the studios were originally home to the very first series of the popular game show, Catchphrase (before it moved to Maidstone Studios) and handled transmission of Meridian, Anglia and HTV West.

History

The Northam Railway Bridge was constructed in 1908 [6].

Steamship companies (such as the White Star Line and the Cunard Line) were major employers in the district in the early 20th century. Over 350 Northam residents died aboard RMS Titanic when it foundered off the coast of Newfoundland in 1912; 125 students at one school alone were orphaned.[1]

In the early to mid 20th century the road bridge was rebuilt and strengthened, reopening in 1954 [8].

In 1965, further work was undertaken on the A3024, the dual carriageway which runs through Northam, to coincide with the opening of the M27 motorway.

Aside from Millbank House, which forms part of the housing estate, one of the most dominant buildings in Northam is the Augustine Centre. The building was originally a

The London and South Western Railway opened a large Motive Power Depot at Northam in 1840, which remained the principal locomotive servicing facility in the area until 1903 when it was replaced by a new depot at Eastleigh. In 2001, South West Trains chose Northam as the location for the maintenance facility for their new Desiro fleet of trains, which replaced the last slam-door trains to run on the network. The Northam Traincare Facility was constructed by Turner & Townsend and opened in July 2003 by Brian Souter.

See also

External links and references

  • Southampton Christian Fellowship
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