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Country England
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Postcode district SO14
Dialling code 023
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HampshireCoordinates: 50°54′41″N 1°23′44″W / 50.91133°N 1.39551°W / 50.91133; -1.39551

Nicholstown-Newtown (usually called Nicholstown or Newtown) is a small area to the north-east of Southampton's city centre. To the north is Bevois Valley, to the east Northam and to the west and south is St Mary's. In the north of Newtown is the Mount Pleasant area, which spills over into the north of Northam. Black signs saying "Welcome to Nicholstown-Newtown" [1] demarcate the district on the roads running east from St. Mary's Rd – hence the district is bordered on the west by St. Mary's Road, the south by Six Dials road, and the east by the railway lines.

The area is dominated by the Royal South Hampshire Hospital which was built in 1843–1844.

Nicholstown today

Newtown Youth Centre (also known as Boyzy) shut its doors on 25 April 2014 to all the community and young people. The last session, running 4–8 pm, allowed the old, young people of the club and community to reminisce all their memories of the club together. During the end of the session, Lead Worker Sukhdev Rathore said an emotional speech to the community about his 20-year experience working with staff at NYC.

Newtown Youth Centre closed due to 'Council Cuts'. The Newtown Youth Centre was situated in Graham Road and attracted over 100 young people in an individual session.

Due to recent news, Newtown Youth Centre will be returning in September 2014 back to the young people however it will now be run by the YMCA not the Southampton City Council.

The area was the subject of a controversial television documentary in 2015, Immigration Street, a sequel to Channel 4's series Benefits Street based in Birmingham.

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