What is the oldest church in Southampton?

What is the oldest church in Hampshire?

Standing on the oldest church site on Portsea Island, the present building, amongst the largest parish churches in the country, has been described as the “finest Victorian building in Hampshire”.

St Mary’s Church, Portsea
Founded c. 1164
Dedication Mary, Mother of Jesus
Consecrated 10th October 1889
Architecture

Why is Southampton a city?

According to the top Google result, Southampton was granted city status in 1964. It was granted a royal charter because of its growing population, large port and contribution to the economy.

Does Southampton have a cathedral?

Other cities in the UK without cathedrals include Bath, Hull, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.

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