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Langstone Harbour, Hampshire

Historical Description

Langstone Harbour, a sea-inlet in Hants, between Port-sea Island and Hayling Island. It enters from the English Channel, 3½ miles E of Portsmouth, opposite the E extremity of the Isle of Wight, and penetrates 4½ miles north-northeastward to the vicinity of Havant. Its entrance is narrow, interior expands to a width of fully 2 miles, and its waters have the character of a lagoon. Its depth over a bar at its entrance is less than 1 fathom, but in the interior is generally 5 or 6 fathoms. Cumberland Fort is at its mouth, part of the fortifications of Portsmouth is on its W side, and the viaduct of the Hayling railway spans the strait at its NE extremity.

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.