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PO4 area guide

Postcode district: PO4

Location

The PO4 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Baffins, Central Southsea, Charles Dickens, Eastney and Craneswater, Milton, Southsea.

History

In 1544, Henry VIII built the fort which became known as Southsea Castle. Then, in 1809, a new suburb began to emerge which was named Southsea. Around 1810 Hampshire Terrace, Landport Terrace, King’s Terrace, Jubilee Terrace and Bellevue Terrace were built adjacent to the town walls. Now they form an almost continuous road from between the city centre to the beach. To increase the size of the town, streets such as Castle Road and Victoria Road and the area in-between were built mainly as housing for middle class families in 1835. More recently the housing stock has been centred on terraces, and there is less popularity on detached and temporary homes.

Present

Today the population of PO4 is approximately 39,259. The median age is 34 and 23.90 per cent of the people are educated to degree level. Some of the most expensive streets to live on are Spencer Road and Driftwood Gardens , where property sells for around £570,000. Some of the least expensive streets are Melville Road and Old Canal which sell at around £70,000. However, the most residential street is Fawcett Road with 388 residents. There is a low crime rate, it is ranked 342 of the 373 Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships.