Old Portsmouth

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Old Portsmouth
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Old Portsmouth
Old Portsmouth is located in Hampshire
Old Portsmouth
Old Portsmouth
Old Portsmouth shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SZ633994
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO1
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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50°47′24″N 1°06′18″W / 50.790°N 1.105°W / 50.790; -1.105Coordinates: 50°47′24″N 1°06′18″W / 50.790°N 1.105°W / 50.790; -1.105

Old Portsmouth is a district of the city of Portsmouth. It is the area covered by the original town of Portsmouth as planned by Jean de Gisors. It is situated in the south west corner of Portsea Island.

The area contains many historic buildings including: Portsmouth Cathedral, Royal Garrison Church/Domus Dei, The John Pounds Memorial Church (Unitarian), the Square Tower and Round Tower and Point Barracks, Portsmouth Point and the entrance to the Harbour. George Villiers Duke of Buckingham was assassinated in the Greyhound Pub in 1628. The area also has several historic pubs including the Bridge Tavern, Still and West, Spice Island Inn, and the Dolphin.

The area is also home to Portsmouth's small fishing fleet and fish market at Camber docks

It is now also the site of the Land Rover BAR headquarters. The very modern building is not to be considered in keeping with the historic surroundings. This was considered one of the factors in Portsmouth be ruled out of contention for the race to be the UK's next city of culture.

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