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Portchester, Hampshire

Portchester is a locality and suburb 10km northwest of Portsmouth, England. It is part of the borough of Fareham in Hampshire. Once a small village, Portchester is now a busy part of the expanding conurbation between Portsmouth and Southampton, on the A27 main thoroughfare. Its population according to the 2001 Census was approximately 17,000 residents. The fort of Portus Adurni is considered the best preserved Roman fort north of the Alps.
DistrictFareham
Post townFAREHAM
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU6105
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023/01329
 

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

Caer Peris ~ Porchester ~ Port Ceastre ~ Portus Magnus

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

Porchester (or Portchester), par. and vil. with ry. sta., Hants, on Portsmouth harbour, 4 miles NW. of Portsmouth, 1379 ac. land, 329 tidal water and 1430 fore-shore, pop. 772; P.O., T.O.; is the Caer Peris of the ancient Britons, the Portus Magnus of the Romans, and the Portceastre of the Saxons; near the sta. is Porchester Castle, a ruined ancient stronghold, having in its interior a well preserved Saxon church. Porchester gives the title of baron to Earl of Carnarvon.

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