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Calshot Castle, Hampshire

Historical Description

Calshot Castle, an extra-parochial tract in Hants, at tin; W side of the mouth of Southampton Water, 7 miles SSE of Southampton. A castle here was one of the numerous smalt 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.

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.


Online maps of Calshot Castle are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.