Calshot  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Calshot like this:

CALSHOT-CASTLE, an extra-parochial tract in New Forest district, Hants; at the W side of the mouth of Southampton water, 7 miles SSE of Southampton. Pop., 23. Houses, 6. A castle here was one of the numerous small forts built by Henry VIII., for protecting the south coast; and is now a dwelling house.A lighthouse is here, with a fixed light, bright and red; and a light-vessel, called the Calshot Spit light, is in the neighbourhood; with a minute revolving light. Calshot-Castle is also a coastguard station.

Calshot through time

Calshot is now part of New Forest district. Click here for graphs and data of how New Forest has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Calshot itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Calshot, in New Forest and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th April 2018

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