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The town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire shares with Salisburythe odd characteristic that locals are more likely to pronounce it as it seems to be written ('SOUTH-well', IPA: /ˈsaʊθ wɛl/, while RP speakers realize it in a more idiosyncratic form: 'SUTH-ell' /ˈsʌð əl/. See also South (pronunciation).

  • The village in Dorset, on the Isle of Portland, is pronounced 'SOUTH-well', IPA: /ˈsaʊθ wɛl/.

Southwell in Nottinghamshire is famous for its Cathedral (called a Minster) and its racecourse.