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PORTSMOUTH

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Medieval town and port. Although Portes Mutha is mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle in 501 and Portmona Hyth in 962, Portsmouth is not mentioned in Domesday and did not exist as a town before the end of the 12th century when Richard granted it a charter as a borough in 1194. The town was burnt at various times and remained rather poverty stricken until Henry VII built the docks. Since the 16th century the town has been essentially a naval base and garrison town and has expanded enormously.

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