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Southampton Outward Postcode (SO)
Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area.
Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (SO) and estimated address.
Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.
The rolling chalk downs and lush agricultural valleys that have inspired so much great English literature still loom large over the county of Hampshire and still attract hikers and bikers, walkers and tourists to the region to this day. But Hampshire offers so much more than its downs, from the stunning cathedral city of Winchester to the world famous woodlands and heaths of the ancient New Forest. Sat on the south coast, Hampshire is also famous as being the birthplace of the Royal Navy and the maritime history of Portsmouth and Southampton is also one of the highlights of the region.
Indeed history is everywhere across the county, Hampshire having been attracting visitors to its chalk down lands since before the Neolithic era (as evidenced by the numerous forts such as the one at Winklebury.) It has also been invaded by the Romans, the Jutes, the Saxons and the Normans.
After the Norman conquest the county became popular with the Norman Kings who declared the New Forest a hunting forest. From the 12th century onwards the ports grew in importance and fishing and shipbuilding joined the already established wool and cloth trades as the chief economies of the county. As such there are hundreds of historic sites to visit, particularly the castles and forts constructed over the centuries to defend the Solent region.
These include the Roman built Portchester Castle, watching over Portsmouth harbor, and forts built by Henry VIII such as Netley Castle, Calshot Castle, and Hurst Castle at the mouth of the Solent. Other historic sites include Southampton docks, which have welcomed ships from the Mayflower to the Titanic, and the Royal Navy Harbour at Portsmouth.
Ultimately though, people come to Hampshire for the incredible variety of attractions and scenery, from the seaside resorts, the national parks of the South Downs and the New Forest, the wonderful motor museum at Beaulieu, and the stunning cathedral at Winchester. From Southsea Castle to the Isle of Wight, Hampshire has simply too much to see!
The Southampton postcode region (SO) contains 23 unique 'outward' codes. Southampton is the main postal town/district for this region, with all postcodes starting with the following outward codes.
This page contains a list of postcodes for Southampton area. Select a postcode to see the map location, demographics, house prices, local information, tourist guides and statistics:
Local demographics, guides and information
There's plenty of local information, guides and useful data to browse and explore, whether you're a Southampton resident or a visitor to the area.
Scroll down to discover all you need to know about the Southampton postcode area.
The SO postcode includes the following local authorities:
- Basingstoke and Deane
- East Hampshire
- New Forest
- Test Valley
Local News Hampshire
Hampshire Olympic show jumper 'is world's best young rider'
Harry Charles, from Alton, won two prestigious events at the London International Horse Show.BBC News
Anxiety named as Children's Word of the Year - here's why
Oxford University Press has named anxiety as the Children's Word of the Year, part of an update to dictionaries and school resources.Hampshire Chronicle
When can I have a booster jab and how do I book one?
Some companies are cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to isolate after exposure to Covid.BBC News
Southampton Test Labour MP Alan Whitehead to step down
Alan Whitehead, 71, has held the Southampton Test constituency for Labour since 1997.BBC News
Meghan Markle has complained to BBC over claims in Amol Rajan's podcast
Markle recently won her case against Associated Newspapers Limited after suing over five articles that reproduced parts of a letter to her father.Hampshire Chronicle
Covid: Southampton university students raise concerns over exam self-isolation
The students' union had called for January's exams to be completed online rather than in person.BBC News
Cocaine worth 7.5m found in Colombian banana shipment
Officers make the discovery while searching a vessel that arrived at Southampton.BBC News
Tribute to couple killed in three-vehicle Selborne crash
Roger and Christine Barton had lived in the village of Selborne for 30 years, their family said.BBC News
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