Portishead, North Somerset

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Portishead is a town in North Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Portishead within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Portishead in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Portishead, small town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on estuary of the Severn, 10 miles W. of Bristol by rail, 2388 ac. (295 water), pop. 2730; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Portishead, popularly Posset, stands under wooded hills, and has rapidly risen in favour as a watering-place; it has a hotel, marine baths, and many fine villas. During the season there is daily communication by steamer with Bristol. On Portishead Point are the remains of a fort taken by Fairfax in 1645, and traces of an ancient camp are in vicinity.

Portishead in the Domesday Book

A village in Portbury hundred, in the county of Somerset.

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