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  Portsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portsea is a small island on the south coast of England.
Most of the city of Portsmouth is located on the island.
There are ferries to Gosport, Hayling Island and the Isle of Wight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portsea_Island   (121 words)

 Hayling Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hayling Island is an island off the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire.
A small passenger ferry connects it to the neighbouring island of Portsea where the city of Portsmouth is located.
Salt production was an industry on the island from the 11th century (the Domesday Book recorded a saltpan on the island for this purpose) until the late 19th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hayling_Island   (252 words)

 porsea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Portsea, as a name, refers to the island whereon the city of Portsmouth is currently situated, and to that part of Portsmouth that is around H.M.Dockyard.
Portsea, is often shown in records as Landport, and was developed outside the gates of the Royal Dockyard which is located to the north of Old Portsmouth and separated from it by a marsh.
Portsea itself was also behind walls and it was where people linked with the Dockyard lived, mostly in slums, the clearance of which began in the late 19th century.
www.southernlife.org.uk /porsea.htm   (413 words)

 Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson's Navy
Portsea Island on which the City of Portsmouth grew is to the east of the harbour, with a narrow creek separating it from the mainland.
The castle was built halfway along the south side of Portsea Island, it has a dry moat, with tunnels below allowing attackers to be shot at from the centre, and at any that got into the moat could then be shot through ‘murder holes’ from the encircling gallery.
It was a year later in 1545 and from the roof of this castle that Henry VIII witnessed the loss of his prized flagship, the Mary Rose, which sank during a successful repulse of the French fleet in the Solent.
www.paintedships.com /docks.asp   (2300 words)

 Encyclopedia: Portsmouth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The island is separated from the mainland to the north by a narrow creek, bridged in places to make it - in appearance - a peninsula.
The sheltered Portsmouth Harbour lies to the west of the island and the large tidal bay of Langstone Harbour is to the east.
Stamshaw is a residential district of Portsmouth, located on the north western corner of Portsea Island in southern England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Portsmouth   (8717 words)

 Portsea -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Portsea is a small (A land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water) island on the south coast of (A division of the United Kingdom) England.
There are ferries to (additional info and facts about Gosport) Gosport, (additional info and facts about Hayling Island) Hayling Island and the (An isle and county of southern England in the English Channel) Isle of Wight.
(additional info and facts about Portsea, Victoria) Portsea, Victoria, (A nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony) Australia is named after the English island.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/portsea.htm   (226 words)

 A History of Portsmouth, England
In the South-West of the island was a small inlet from the sea called the Camber.
In the 18th century the town was limited to the South West corner of Portsea Island.
In 1920 the boundaries of the city were extended to include the village of Cosham north of Portsea Island and in 1932 to include Drayton and Farlington to the north east.
www.localhistories.org /portsmouth.html   (3199 words)

 Portsea Poor Law Union and Workhouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Portsea Island Poor Law Union was formed on 18th July 1836.
A new Portsea Island Union workhouse was erected in 1843-5 on St Mary's Road.
Portsea lunatic ward block from the south, 2001.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/PortseaIsland/PortseaIsland.html   (666 words)

 Hilsea lines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hilsea lines are a line of fortifications built to protect the Northern approach to Portsea, an island of the coast of England containing Portsmouth and its key naval base.
The island is separated from the mainland by a stretch of water similar to a moat.
The first means of crossing this stretch of water was by stepping stones, followed by a single track built to allow the passage of pedestrians and horse drawn carts to have access to Portsea Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hilsea_lines   (141 words)

 Old Hampshire Gazetteer, Portsea Island, Portsmouth
an island between Chichester bay and the harbour of Portsmouth, in Hampshire.
It is a low tract about 14m in circuit, separated from the mainland on the N by a creek, over which there are two bridges, one for the entrance and the other for the departure of passengers.
the Island Portsey adjoining [Portchester], which taketh in circuit much about foureteene miles, beeing at every full sea floated round about with salt waters, out of which they boile salt, and by a bridge that hath a fortresse adjoining unto it, is united to the Continent.
www.envf.port.ac.uk /hantsgaz/hantsgaz/s0005416.htm   (439 words)

 Hampshire County Council
This report provides updated forecasts for Portsea Island secondary pupil numbers, confirms the action taken to increase secondary places by September 1994 and reports on the options available for the establishment of a new school together with interim measures before new school buildings are available.
Given the continuing trend of increase in the number of pupils staying on Portsea Island it is recommended that planning for the short term (until 1996/97) should be based on "high" projections and that long term projections should be based on the new median projections.
The earlier report referred to the possibility of using spare places off Portsea Island and, to a limited extent, this may happen in September 1994 as a result of parents not finding places in their first preference school.
www.hants.gov.uk /scrmxn/c13657.html   (3596 words)

 Hampshire County Council
This report predicts a sharp rise in pupil numbers on Portsea Island and the implications for secondary education provision in the area.
The report concludes that there is a need to extend existing schools, explore options for additional interim arrangements, consider provision of a new secondary school on Portsea Island and bring forward firm recommendations before September 1994 in the light of further work on projected numbers.
The "basic need" for additional places is the result of the increase in the child population on Portsea Island and is not a result of the proposed changes in the age of transfer.
www.hants.gov.uk /scrmxn/c11508.html   (2498 words)

 Hampshire County Council
Previous reports to this committee have identified the growth in secondary numbers on Portsea Island, leading to the establishment of the Admiral Lord Nelson School in September 1995 at Penhale Road and its full development at Dundas Lane.
The September 1993 report to this committee referred to the growth in pupil numbers on Portsea Island and predicted that the secondary population would be nearly 7,000 by September 1997.
This is particularly important on Portsea Island which operates as a single catchment and where some three forms of entry came from off the Island, but where detailed movement is difficult to predict.
www.hants.gov.uk /scrmxn/c19355.html   (1317 words)

 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Spithead
The island has three rivers, all of which flow northwards.
The biggest of these is the Medina, which almost divides the island in two from south to...
Portsmouth (city, England), city, southern England, located on Portsea Island, on Spithead.
au.encarta.msn.com /Spithead.html   (91 words)

 PORTSMOUTH (N.H.) - LoveToKnow Article on PORTSMOUTH (N.H.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Portsmouth proper may be distinguished as the garrison town; Portsea as the naval station with the dockyards; Landport is occupied chiefly by the houses of artisans; and Southsea is a residential quarter and a favorite watering-place.
There is a gunnery establishment in the harbour on Whale Island, the area of which has been increased to nearly 90 acres by the accretion of material excavated from the dockyard extension works, and various barracks including those of the royal marine artillery at Eastney, beyond Southsea.
On Seavey's Island Admiral Cervera and other Spanish officers and sailors captured during the Spanish-American War were held prisoners in JulySeptember 1898.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PO/PORTSMOUTH_N_H_.htm   (2263 words)

 Descendants of James Graves and Charlotte Beach of England
The parish of Portsea expanded greatly in the 1800's, and the second church was demolished and a new, much larger one was built in 1889.
It appears that George and Ellen moved around a lot in the Portsea area after their marriage, since on each of their children's birth records a different address was shown.
George James Hyde Graves (12) was born 14 May 1879 in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, and died in the U.S. He married Ella Purdy, apparently in England, and had 3 sons and a daughter.
www.gravesfa.org /gen272.htm   (1415 words)

 A Shutist's Guide to the Portsmouth area by Gerard Martin
The city continued to grow and by the 1930's the boundaries extended beyond Portsea Island to include the residential areas of Cosham, Drayton and Farlington.
Portsea Island is one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.
The Island is the setting for early parts of "Stephen Morris" and "Pilotage" and is well worth a visit.
www.nevilshute.org /Misc/portsmouth.php   (3499 words)

 Mornington, Sorento, Frankston, Hasting, Dandenong, Portsea, Philip Island, Frenchs Island, Greater Melbourne, Vic, ...
The area is renowned for Phillip Island, where the nature park is home to the nightly Penguin Parade, the shearwaters that every year fly between Alaska and Phillip Island, the seals that cavort around Seal Rocks and the koalas on a treetop boardwalk.
Phillip Island is mainly flat with low-level hills to break the landscape.
The highest point on the island is Cape Woolamai, in the south-eastern corner, reaching 118m in height.
www.frogandtoad.com.au /vic/grmelbourne/mornington   (1017 words)

 123VOYAGE South England: Portsmouth
To the East of the island is Portsmouth Harbour, facing Gosport and Fareham.
To the South, Portsea is shielded from the open sea by the Isle of Wight, across the Solent.
Across Langstone Harbour from Portsmouth, Hayling Island can be reached by a small ferry from the extreme Southeastern point of Portsea Island near Southsea Marina or by road via a bridge from Havant.
www.123voyage.com /sengland/towns/portsmouth.htm   (1447 words)

 A History of Portsea
The first houses in Portsea were built around St Georges Square at the end of the 17th century.
In the 18th century, and for long afterwards, the dockyard was the main employer in Portsea.
In the 1920s and 1930s dreadful slums in Portsea were demolished and some were replaced by council flats in Cumberland Street.
www.localhistories.org /portsea.html   (1220 words)

 Louisa Eliza Hoar
Louisa Eliza Hoar was born in 1843/44 in Durrants, and married on the 27th of June 1866 in Portsea to George Young.
Sarah Kate Hoar was born in 1846/47 in Durrants and married in Jan-Mar 1869 in Portsea (GRO 2b 617) to James Isaacson.
Mary Jane Hoar was born in 1856/57 in Durrants and married in Jul-Sep 1877 in Portsea (GRO 2b 769) to Henry Brown (Grocer).
mywebpages.comcast.net /derek2000/tree/gg_gp/loho1843.htm   (318 words)

 Pomp — Portsmouth Geography & History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A century after the Norman conquest, a town was starting to develop in the SW corner of the island, by the harbour entrance.
There was always fear of attack from Spain or France, and in Tudor times Southsea Castle was built halfway along the south side of Portsea Island.
Also in the 18th C a moat was dug and the earth used to make an embankment just inside the creek at the north of the island.
www.klif.demon.co.uk /pomp/pompgeog.htm   (964 words)

 Portsmouth-UK - Old Portsmouth
Portsea Island (Portsmouth) is an Island, what you didn't know that either, Yes, it is totally surrounded by water be it only a small moat to the north of the island.
To the south of the city lies the Solent, to the north you enter the south downs whilst east and west you will find Hayling Island and Gosport.
Visit the OLD Brickwoods 'Spice Island Inn' ale house (pub) situated at the entrance to the Harbour.
www.portsmouth-uk.co.uk /old_portsmouth.htm   (534 words)

 Portsmouth, Southern England
To the North, Portsea Island is separated from the "mainland" by Port Creek which is all of about 20 meters wide.
Silt from the dredging of Portsmouth Harbor was deposited on the island and this proved an important factor in reclamation of much land.
The parish church of Portsea Island, as opposed to Portsmouth.
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 The SABRE Roads Website
One rather suspects that the A288 number was allocated to this road just for the hell of it, because it's only about four miles long and right on the edge of the zone.
Portsea Island (the island on which most of the city of Portsmouth is built) is artificially linked to the mainland by the A3.
Just after coming onto the island the road forks in two and the left-hand fork is the A288.
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 Hampshire UK - Genealogy, Surnames, Family and Local History.
Born in America about 1863,married in Portsea 1897 toFlorence Green,born Bath 1876.They Lived in Portsea at 1st Butcher street,but ending up at North Street.Sometimes known as old Pete the Darkie.He was a Street performer in Commercial Rd from 1895-1930.He was my great grand father.any information would help.
She was born approximately 1839 in Portsea and married Joseph Bowman of Ashby de la Zouch in 1859.
John was born in 1856 and died in Portsmouth in 1937; Elanor was born in 1855 and died in Cheadle, Staffs in 1941.
www.curiousfox.com /history/hampshire_16.html   (2015 words)

Portsea Island Co-op unable to identify genetically modified ingredient in foods in Dorset
CWS has over 700 stores in the UK and is the parent organisation for the Portsea Island Co-operative Society which runs the Co-op’s stores in parts of Dorset.
CWS were approached on this matter after an NLP supporter asked for information on foods sold by the Co-op containing genetically modified ingredients at a supermarket store operated by the Portsea Island Society.
www.btinternet.com /~nlpwessex/Documents/co-opgm.htm   (439 words)

 Portsmouth - Jane Austen at the seaside
Portsmouth is a county borough of Hampshire, on Portsea Island, on the English Channel, and is situated about 15 miles S.E. of Southampton.
It was heavily fortified and separated from Portsmouth by the Mill Pond, an inlet from the sea.
Portsea has retained its name, but Portsmouth is now called Old Portsmouth.
www.jasa.net.au /seaside/Portsmouth.htm   (859 words)

 Portsmouth (UK)
Port and administrative centre of Portsmouth City unitary authority in south England, on the peninsula of Portsea Island opposite the Isle of Wight, 118 km/73 mi southwest of London; population (2001 est) 186,900.
It is also a ferry port, with links to the Channel Islands, France, and the Isle of Wight.
Richard recognized the town's strategic importance, and continued the creation of a settlement on Portsea Island; he also granted the town its first charter.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0012561.html   (390 words)

 THOMAS REEVES VC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was buried in a mass grave for paupers at Portsea Island General Cemetery, (Mile End Cemetery) Hampshire.
In the 1970s, Portsmouth's continental ferry port was expanded, engulfing the Portsea Island Cemetery.
However, records revealed that Reeve's remains were not among them and they still remained in an unmarked grave beneath the ferry port car park, the Portsea Island Cemetery having disappeared.
www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk /stewart/bbreeves.htm   (323 words)

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