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Chichester Harbour, Hampshire

Historical Description

Chichester Harbour, an inlet of the sea on the mutual border of Sussex and Hants. It enters 7 miles WNW of Selsey Bill, is narrow at the entrance, expands to the width of 3½ miles, goes northward 4½ miles, sends off a branch 4 miles north-eastward to within 1½ mile of Chichester, has an indented outline, and encompasses Thorney Island. It communicates at the sides with the Arundel and Portsmouth Canal, affords anchorage in 4 fathoms water, and is navigable to the head of its north-eastern branch; but is obstructed by a bar at the mouth, and by the Pole sands outside. Chichley, See CHICHELEY.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.