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Havant, Hampshire

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Havant, Hampshire

Havant is a town in south east Hampshire on the South coast of England, between Portsmouth and Chichester. It gives its name to the borough comprising the town and the surrounding area. The town has rapidly grown since the end of the Second World War. It has good railway connections to London, Portsmouth and Brighton, being served by Havant railway station. The A27 road runs past its southern side, beyond which lies Langstone, and then Hayling Island.
DistrictHavant
Post townHAVANT
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU7106
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code023
 

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

Havehunte

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

Havant, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Hants, on Langston Harbour, 6 miles NE. of Portsmouth, 2786 ac. and 443½ tidal water and foreshore, pop. 3032; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Tanning, malting, brewing, and parchment mfr. constitute the chief industries.

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