"EMSWORTH, a parish and town in the hundred of Bosmere, county Hants, 2 miles S.E. of Havant. This was formerly a chapelry of Warblington parish, but by a recent Act of Parliament has been made a separate parish It is a post town and railway station on the London, Brighton, and South Coast line. It is situated on the N. shore of Hayling harbour, along the great road from Southampton and Portsmouth to Brighton vide Chichester, and on the Sussex border, opposite to Thorney Island, at the head of Emsworth Channel, which is navigable along Hayling Island to the English Channel for vessels of 200 tons. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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