Portsmouth Harbour

Work within Portsmouth Harbour has been continuing for several years, mainly in collaboration with the Department of Geography University of Portsmouth. This is an area which deserves urgent attention; the harbour is subject to the stress of modern development in a way that its neighbours Langstone and Chichester are not.

Set at the foot of a chalk escarpment, the harbour is a drowned river basin. The northern bank accommodates the impressive Roman coastal fort of Portchester, and to the east lies Portsmouth which grew from a medieval town to become one of the country's principal post-medieval port and dockyard sites.

The Portsmouth Harbour Project aims to record the maritime archaeology and heritage of the harbour before it is lost.

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