Emsworth, a small town situated at the north of Ems-worth Channel, 11 miles from Portsmouth, and 7 from Chi-chester. It has a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 77 miles from London, and a head post office. It possesses a convenient and picturesque harbour, and carries on a noted fishery of oysters which abound in Emsworth Channel, and lias some trade in coasting commerce, shipbuilding, rope-making, and net-making. There is a hall for entertainments and a reading-room. A fine silt abounds in the adjacent waters, and is mixed with clay for bricks; very large fig trees flourish in the gardens. Population, 1881. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £200. Patron, the Rector of Warblington. The church was built in 1840, and has been twice enlarged. The chancel was built in 1892 from designs by Sir A. Blomfield, R.A. There are Congregational and Baptist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Emsworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Emsworth)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Emsworth are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.