Portchester, Hampshire

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Portchester is a suburban area in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Portchester within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Portchester in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Porchester (or Portchester), par. and vil. with ry. sta., Hants, on Portsmouth harbour, 4 miles NW. of Portsmouth, 1379 ac. land, 329 tidal water and 1430 fore-shore, pop. 772; P.O., T.O.; is the Caer Peris of the ancient Britons, the Portus Magnus of the Romans, and the Portceastre of the Saxons; near the sta. is Porchester Castle, a ruined ancient stronghold, having in its interior a well preserved Saxon church. Porchester gives the title of baron to Earl of Carnarvon.

Portchester in the Domesday Book

A village in Portsdown hundred, in the county of Hampshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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