History of Southport

Earliest settlements

There have been settlements in the area now comprising Southport since the Domesday Book and some parts of the town have names of Viking origin.

The earliest recorded human activity in the area was in the Middle Stone Age when Mesolithic hunter gatherers were attracted to the area by the abundant Red deer and Elk population, as well as the availability of fresh fish, shellfish and woodland. Recent research has shown that people were especially attracted to this area because of the local