Bassett

Bassett is a suburb and electoral ward of the City of Southampton, England. The suburb lies to the north of the city centre and is largely residential, including the University of Southampton's Glen Eyre Halls of residence complex (including Chamberlain), which houses around 2,100 students. Bassett gives its name to part of the A33 arterial road which links the city centre to the M3, described by Pevsner & Lloyd as "part of the splendid tree-lined route into Southampton from Winchester, London and the north". The highest point in the City of Southampton (its "county top") lies on Bassett Avenue at a height of 82 metres (269 ft) above sea level.

Bassett Ward comprises Bassett, Bassett Green and Lordswood. It had a population of 14,532 at the 2011 census.

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  1. The Hampshire AdvertiserSouthamptonThe Hampshire Advertiser, 1895-09-21, page 6, column 5
  2. The Hampshire AdvertiserSouthamptonThe Hampshire Advertiser, 1895-11-27, page 4, column 4
  3. Grave of William Goddard LankesterSouthamptonGrave of William Goddard Lankester
  4. The Hampshire AdvertiserSouthamptonThe Hampshire Advertiser, 1895-09-21, page 4, column 2