Portsmouth’s Pubs

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Look at the 1867 1:500 County Series map* of The Point and the area around St Thomas’s Church in Old Portsmouth and you can count at least 30 public houses and taverns. These are all on a sheet covering a little over 38 acres, and much of that is water! Portsmouth has a long history of pub building and this excellent site provides a great guide to both exisiting and closed pubs. The inclusion of many archive photographs makes it particulalry interesting.

 http://www.portsmouthpubs.org.uk/index.html

[Thanks to BJ for this suggestion]

* The complete set of 1:500 County Series maps of Portsmouth can be viewed in our Map Library.

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