Portsea  Hampshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Portsea like this:

Portsea Island, strongly fortified island, on coast of Hants, between Portsmouth and Langston harbours. 4½ miles long and from 2 to 3½ miles broad, and separated from the mainland by a narrow channel crossed by railway and other bridges, 4666 ac. land, 378 tidal water and 754 foreshore, pop. 128,022; contains the pars. of Portsea, Portsmouth, and Great Salterns.

Portsea through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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