Langstone Harbour, Hampshire
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.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.