Gosport, Hampshire

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Gosport is a town in Hampshire

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

Gosport in historic gazetteers

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

Gosport.-- a fortified seaport and market town with ry. sta., Alverstoke par., S. Hannts, occupying peninsula on W. side of Portsmouth harbour, opposite Portsmouth, pop. 12,343; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It owes its importance wholly to the position it holds as a naval depot, including the Royal Victualling Yard, the Haslar Hospital, and large Government factories. There are likewise infantry barracks. The town has a considerable coasting trade, and carries on mfrs. of anchors and chain cables; it has also yacht-building and sail-making. It is connected with Portsmouth by a floating bridge.

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