Cosham is a thriving community on the outskirts of Portsmouth, it was mentioned in the Domesday book and started as a Saxon village in the 6th century.

It was called Cossa's ham, which meant Cossa's village or estate. However, until the 19th century Cosham was only a small village. In 1847 a railway line opened in Portsmouth and a railway station was built at Cosham. For the first time it was possible to travel quickly and easily from Cosham and Portsmouth.

Cosham High Street is the traditional home of shopping in Cosham, it runs from Cosham Railway Station, north up towards Havant Road.  Cosham High Street is a traditional mix of approximately 200 traders including a Post Office, bakers, greengrocers and much more. Markets are often held in the northern pedestrianised section of the High Street. The town has excellent transport links, with the train station, bus routes and A3 close by.  There is car parking behind the high street a short walk from our shop.


The Cosham store is next to our Cosham Support Centre and is a busy store with a welcoming team of volunteers and shop staff. The store sells household items, clothing, women’s and men’s, and varied selection of goods and has become a destination store for interesting finds!

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: 023 9232 4235