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Portchester



Introduction of Portchester
Town and Roman fort of the Saxon Shore, in Hampshire,on Portsmouth harbor, 13 mi ESE of Southampton.The entire defensive wall of this massivefortress of the third century a.d. and 14 of the original20 semicircular towers survive in one of the mostimpressive Roman sites in Britain. A Norman keepwas built into the NW corner. An 11th-century timberhall has been excavated W of the Augustinianpriory church here, founded in 1133, which lies in thesoutheastern corner of the old fortress.Town and Roman fort of the Saxon Shore, in Hampshire,on Portsmouth harbor, 13 mi ESE of Southampton.The entire defensive wall of this massivefortress of the third century a.d. and 14 of the original20 semicircular towers survive in one of the mostimpressive Roman sites in Britain. A Norman keepwas built into the NW corner. An 11th-century timberhall has been excavated W of the Augustinianpriory church here, founded in 1133, which lies in thesoutheastern corner of the old fortress.

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