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Help and advice for Portsea

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"PORTSEA, a parish and fortified town, including the royal dockyard, on a flat island of the same name, locally in Portsdown hundred, and borough of Portsmouth, county Hants, adjoining Portsmouth, and 69 miles from London by road, or 90 by the South-Western and 95 by the Brighton and South Coast railways. The parish comprises the town of Portsea, the towns and villages of Southsea, Halfway houses or Landport, Milton, Somers Town, Kingston, Stamshaw, and Buckland, all within Portsea guild. See Portsmouth. "

[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Portsea has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.





You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.