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Calshot, Hampshire

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Calshot, Hampshire

Calshot is a coastal village in Hampshire, England at the west corner of Southampton Water where it joins the Solent. A settlement at the site is believed to have existed since the fifth century AD. It is mentioned as "Cerdicesora" in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. In 1539, Henry VIII ordered the construction of Calshot Castle, at the end of Calshot Spit, to defend the port of Southampton from attack.
DistrictNew Forest
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4701
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023[1]

Other names by which Calshot, Hampshire has been known in the past

Calshot Castle

Calshot, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Calshot, or Calshot Castle, hamlet, coastguard station, and seat, S. Hants, at W. side of mouth of Southampton Water, 7 miles SE. of Southampton. Off C. Castle, and on E. side of channel, is a lightvessel, with revolving light (Calshot) seen 9 miles.

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