Portchester, Hampshire, England


Portchester, Hampshire


Portchester is situated on the tongue of land which juts out into Portsmouth Harbour from the north. South, east, and west its shores are washed by the tide, while the sides of Portsdown form its northern boundary. For additional information please see A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 at British History Online.

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church of St Mary, Portchester is situated within the grounds of Portchester Castle.

Also see the church's web site at http://www.stmary-portchester.org.uk

Parish Registers

A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 (pub 1908) indicates a number of early registers as follows -
The first book of the registers goes from 1607 to 1640, and the second from 1654 to 1683. The third, a paper book, contains the entries for 1684-93, and the fourth for 1694-1803, the marriages ceasing in 1751. The fifth is the printed marriage register 1755-1812, and the sixth and seventh contain respectively the baptisms, 1805-12, and the burials 1804-12.

Adjacent (pre 1832) Parishes

Portchester is bounded by Wymering to the east, by the waters of Portsmouth Harbour to the south, by Fareham to the west and by Boarhunt and Southwick to the north.

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