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Encyclopedia > Paulsgrove

Paulsgrove is an area of northern Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Paulsgrove existed as a small hamlet on the old Portsmouth to Southampton road for many years. During the early twentieth century Paulsgrove Racecourse was built north of the village on the slopes of Portsdown Hill. The area was incoporated into the city of Portsmouth in 1920. Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... A detail of the engraving of Daniel Maclises 1842 painting The Play-scene in Hamlet, portraying the moment when the guilt of Claudius is revealed. ... Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... A race track (or racetrack), is a purpose-built facility for the conducting of races. ... Portsdown Hill is a long chalk hill overlooking Portsmouth, in Hampshire, England, offering good views over Portsmouth, The Solent, Hayling Island and Gosport, with the Isle of Wight beyond. ...


Towards the end of World War II it became clear that to the City Council that a massive programme of house building was needed to replace those homes destroyed by bombing. As part of this programme, land in Paulsgrove was purchased and building began in 1945. The initial housing was prefabricated but later houses were built more conventionally. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... Prefabrication is the practice of manufacturing the parts of an assembly in one location, ready for them to be assembled in another place. ...

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Recent History

In August 2000, Paulsgrove made the national and international news as mobs attacked residences of suspected and actual paedophiles.[1][2]


Roads

Southampton Road was built in 1958. (Previously Medina Road was the road from Portsmouth to Fareham). Map sources for Fareham at grid reference SU581063 Arms of Fareham Borough Council The market town of Fareham lies in the south east of Hampshire, between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, roughly in the centre of the South Hampshire conurbation. ...


Churches

  • St Michael's and All Angels were built in 1948.
  • The Baptist church was built in 1954.
  • St Paul's church was built in 1970.

Schools

Paulsgrove primary schools (originally there were 2 of them) opened in 1952. Paulsgrove Secondary Modern schools also opened in 1952. They became King Richards school in 1975.


Sports

Paulsgrove F.C. was formed in 1987–88. It is organized in Wessex League Division Three. Paulsgrove F.C. is a football club based in Paulsgrove, Hampshire, England. ... The Sydenhams Wessex League Division Three is a football competition based in England. ...


External links

  • Photographs of the construction of the estate

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Portsdown Tunnels - Paulsgrove  Estate - Page 1 (726 words)
Paulsgrove is located at the northern end of Portsmouth Harbour, and occupies a good deal of the southern slopes of Portsdown.
This was its use, apart from the Paulsgrove Racecourse, until just after World War Two when the owner, George Cooper (see the Cooper Shelter), sold the land to Portsmouth City Council who built a Council Estate on it mainly to accommodate those who had lost their homes during the Portsmouth Blitz.
In the background is the Paulsgrove Racecourse, Portsmouth Harbour, and beyond that Portchester Castle.
The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News (353 words)
Paulsgrove is an area of northern Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Paulsgrove existed as a small hamlet on the old Portsmouth to Southampton road for many years.
During the early twentieth century Paulsgrove Racecourse was built north of the village on the slopes of Portsdown Hill.
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