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Buy in Sholing

Sholing is in very close proximity to Southampton City Centre over the toll bridge. It attracts a range of people from working professionals to families.


The district is on the eastern side of the city of Southampton in southern England. It is located between the districts of Bitterne, Thornhilland Woolston.  Various explanations from where the name derives but the most popular is that “Sholing” derives from the Anglo-Saxon phrase for “hill on the shore.”  The parish church for Sholing, St Mary’s, was opened in 1866.  The first Vicar, the Rev. Francis Davidson, (the father of the “Rector of Stiffkey” Harold Davidson) remained in place for the first 48 years. In 1920, the village became part of the Borough of Southampton.  Sholing has a railway station, opened in 1866, which connects the area to Southampton and Portsmouth.

Residential Area

There is a range of detached family homes, as well as affordable housing and bungalows.


The area has a couple of its own convenience stores. However Sholing is only a short drive away from Woolston high street which offers plenty of shops, hairdressers etc.  Southampton city centre is also only a short drive away offering plenty of shops.


There is a range of pubs, one of them being the very popular ‘The Robin Hood’ as well as The Pear Tree, The Bridge and The Swan, only a short journey away.  As well as this, Southampton city centre is only a short drive away, offering endless amounts of pubs, bars and nightclubs to suit anyones taste.

Local Schools

Schools include an infant school and junior school, and Sholing Technology College.


Sholing has its own train stations as well as Woolston train station only 1 mile away. There are regular bus routes travelling to and from Southampton City Centre.

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