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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw


Bursledon, Hampshire: [Bussleton] 'river'; mouth of the River Hamble at Hamble Haven below Bursledon, running into Southampton Water, off The Solent.
SU4805; sheet 196
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Bussleton
The convenience
of it described
Is a small River upon the East side of that of Hampton as soon as you enter it by Calshott Castle 'Tis near 5 Miles from the Mouth of it to the Village of that Name; the Channell is narrow but Deep and safe, here likewise hath been Built some of the 20 and 60 Gun Ships with great Accomodation and Security. Over against Calshott lyes Cowes in the Isle of Wight upon the Banks of a small indraught wch: Flowes to Newport distinguished by the name of East and West Cowes, at the First there is a good Building place and some of the 4th: and 5th: Rates have been there Built.

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chart features and comparison with Collins chart of 1693
summary relating to this harbour
See also the Southampton pages which relate to this harbour.

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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw

© Jean and Martin Norgate: 2002
with information courtesy of Hampshire CC Museums Service
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