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Market Hill, Southam ( alternative view) Southam may refer to: Places Southam: A town in Warwickshire, England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x483, 184 KB)Market Hill in the centre of Southam, Warwickshire - the towns main street. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x652, 211 KB)Market Hill in the town centre of Southam, Warwickshire. ...


Southam shown within Warwickshire
Population 6,509 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP417615
Parish Southam
District Stratford-on-Avon
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHAM
Postcode district CV47
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament Stratford-on-Avon
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandWarwickshire

Coordinates: 52°15′07″N 1°23′24″W / 52.252, -1.39 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 504 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 714 pixel, file size: 374 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The CV postcode area, also known as the Coventry postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Atherstone, Bedworth, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutary fire and rescue service covering Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Stratford-on-Avon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Warwickshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Southam is a small market town in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. The 2001 census recorded a population of 6,509 in the town [1] . The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


The nearest sizeable town to Southam is Leamington Spa, located roughly 7 miles (11 km) to the west. The towns of Rugby and Daventry are also within 10 miles (16km) of Southam, with Banbury 14 miles (22.5 km) to the south and the major city of Coventry some 13 miles (21 km) to the north. , Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ... Holy Cross Church Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 22,367 (2001 census). ... , The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ...


Southam is located on the River Stowe (known by many of the locals as "The Brook", which flows from Napton-on-the-Hill and joins the Warwickshire River Itchen just outside of the town, which in turn flows into the River Leam. Napton-on-the-Hill often referred to as just Napton is a small village in the county of Warwickshire England, with a population of 976 (2001 census). ... The River Itchen is a river which flows through east Warwickshire in England. ... The River Leam is a river which flows through east and southern Warwickshire. ...

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Transport links

Southam is located between Leamington Spa and Daventry (on the A425) and between Coventry and Banbury (on the A423). The A426 connects it to Rugby. Southam is roughly fifteen miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. About four miles from Southam is the M40 motorway. , Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. ... Holy Cross Church Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 22,367 (2001 census). ... The A425 road is an A road in England, which runs between Daventry in Northamptonshire, to Warwick in Warwickshire via Southam At Southam it links to the A426 and the A423 Categories: United Kingdom road stubs ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... , The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background. ... The A423 road is a minor road that leads from central Banbury to the A46 near Coventry. ... The A426 road is a road in England which runs from Leicester to Southam in Warwickshire via Lutterworth and Rugby. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The M40 motorway is a motorway in the English transport network that connects London to Birmingham. ...


Southam was never directly served by a railway and had no station itself. However, the ex-LNWR (later British Railways) line from Weedon to Leamington Spa ran a couple of miles to the north of Southam, the nearest station being Southam & Long Itchington. The GWR (later British Railways) London to Birmingham main line (the Chiltern Line as it is now called) passed three miles south-west of Southam and the nearest station was at Harbury (Southam Road & Harbury). Today, the closest railway station is at Leamington Spa].]Sir sxc is also a major figure in the area The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system, from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... Weedon Bec (usually called just Weedon) is a large village and parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... The Chiltern Main Line is the railway line from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill. ... Harbury is a large village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ...


Facilities

Southam has three primary schools, and a secondary school (Southam College) that has around 1000 students from Southam and the local villages. There is a leisure centre with a swimming pool and gym next to the school. The shopping area of the town straddles the Coventry-Banbury road, now bypassed; at the southern end is Market Hill which hosts a Farmers' Market on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Every Tuesday there is a market in the Wood Street Car Park. There is a fair range of shops, including a couple of small supermarkets and several banks. The town's pubs include The Old Mint, one of the oldest inns in the county. Southam also has a retained fire station and a day-manned police station. Roadside farmers market in Bridgehampton, New York Dutch bell peppers at a farmers market in Montpelier, Vermont A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ...


Economy

Due to its good road links, Southam has become a commuter town in recent years due in part to its location. Taxi firms and minicab companies operate within the area and frequent bus services serve Southam and the local villages.


To the south of the town there is a small industrial estate which is a significant source of employment in Southam. An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ...


The dominant rock type for the area is blue lias clay. Hence until quite recently there was a medium sized cement factory with associated quarrying a mile north of the town. This works was served by both rail and canal transport - the latter being a short arm from the Grand Union Canal. Cement production was halted and moved to nearby Rugby, in the late-1990s. However, quarrying at the site continues. In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ...


Famous people

Despite Southam's relatively small size it is home to two winners of the World Professional Darts Championship. Steve Beaton (in 1996) and Trina Gulliver (in seven consecutive years between 2001 and 2007 for the women's championship). This success may be attributed to the fact that Southam has several pubs. The World Professional Darts Championship is the traditional highlight of the darts calendar. ... Steve Beaton (born 5 April 1964 in Coventry, England) is a darts player for the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Trina Gulliver (born November 30, 1969) is the worlds reigning 6-time Womens World Professional Darts Champion of the (British Darts Organisation). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


The EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt has a home in Southam, some considerable distance from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, where the programme is filmed. EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985[4] and continuing to date. ... Adam Brinley Woodyatt (born 28 June 1968 in Walthamstow, East London) is an English actor who is best known for playing Ian Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For the village in Essex, see Boreham. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ...


Nearby places

  • Other locations: Ufton Fields nature reserve.

For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Holy Cross Church Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 22,367 (2001 census). ... , Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... Bishops Itchington is a village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... Map sources for Broadwell, Warwickshire at grid reference SP455657 Broadwell is a village in Warwickshire in the United Kingdom. ... Harbury is a large village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... Ladbroke could refer to: Ladbroke, Warwickshire - A village in Warwickshire, England Ladbroke Black (1877 - 1940) an English author Ladbroke (band) - A Belgian rock band. ... Long Itchington is a large village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... Napton-on-the-Hill often referred to as just Napton is a small village in the county of Warwickshire England, with a population of 976 (2001 census). ... A street in the centre of Stockton Stockton (pronounced Stotten by locals) is a village and civil parish, in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... Ufton Fields is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and nature reserve in Warwickshire, England. ...

History

Southam can trace its history back to Anglo-Saxon times, a charter exists from 998 granted by King Ethelred the Unready. Southam was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Sucham" [2]. A market was established in 1227[3]. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Events Benedictine abbey founded at Sherborne Births Deaths Abul-Wafa, iranian mathematician Categories: 998 ... Ethelred II (c. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... January 11 first mention of city of Požega in a charter of Andrew II of Hungary March 19 - Pope Gregory IX succeeds Pope Honorius III as the 178th pope. ...


In the 1540s the town was visited by John Leland who described it as 'a modest market town of a single street' [4]. Southam is also mentioned in Henry VI, part 3 by William Shakespeare in Act V, Scene I (Lines 10 - 16). Year 1540 was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... John Leland (September 13, 1502–April 18, 1552) was an English antiquary. ... Henry VI Part III is the third of William Shakespeares plays set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England, and prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Southam has connections to the English Civil War - King Charles I passed through the town just prior to the outbreak of war, and apparently was not made welcome by the townsfolk who refused to ring the church bells[5]. For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ...


Later in 1642 he stayed in Southam before the Battle of Edgehill[6]. And in 1645, Oliver Cromwell stayed in the town along with 7,000 Roundhead troops [7]. Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... The Battle of Edgehill (or Edge Hill) was the first pitched battle of the First English Civil War. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to the supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. ...


In the days of the stagecoach Southam became an important stop on the coaching road from Coventry to Oxford, and many old coaching inns remain in the town[8]. Few buildings in Southam date from before 1741, as in that year a large fire devastated the town[9]. Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... In the United Kingdom, from approximately the mid-seventeenth century for a period of about 200 years, the Coaching Inn was a vital part of the inland transport infrastructure. ... // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius...


An unusual historical curiosity about Southam, is that in medieval times, Southam minted its own local currency. This was done because local people found ordinary coins too high in value for everyday use. The old mint house is now a pub called "the Old Mint". The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... In economics, a local currency, in its common usage, is a currency not backed by a national government (and not legal tender), and intended to trade only in a small area. ...


Between 1894 and 1974 Southam was the administrative centre of the Southam Rural District. Southam Rural District was a rural district in the county of Warwickshire, England. ...


Historic population

Year Population
1801 900
1901 1,800
1971 4,435
1991 5,304
2001 6,509

The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ ONS parish headcounts
  2. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  3. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  4. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  5. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  6. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  7. ^ Warwickshire Federation of Women's Institutes (2000) The Warwickshire Village Book ISBN 185306 6524
  8. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  9. ^ Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X

See also

  • Wikisource – The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth – Act V, Scene I - contains mentions of Southam.

External links

  • Inside Southam Cement Works
  • Southam Online – Town Website
  • 2001 Census – Summary information regarding population and households

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Southam is located between Leamington Spa and Daventry (on the A425) and between Coventry and Banbury (on the A423).
Southam is roughly fifteen miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare.
Southam has connections to the English Civil War - King Charles I passed through the town just prior to the outbreak of war, and apparently was not made welcome by the townsfolk who refused to ring the church bells.
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