Havant

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Borough of Havant
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Havant

Havant
Shown within Hampshire
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Hampshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 294th
55.33 km²
Admin. HQ:Havant
ONS code:24UH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 169th
116,312
2,102 / km²
Ethnicity:98.5% White
Politics
Havant Borough Council
http://www.havant.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Michael Mates, David Willetts

Havant is a town in Hampshire on the South coast of England, between Portsmouth and Chichester. It has good railway connections to London, Portsmouth and Brighton. The A27 road runs past its Southern side, beyond which lies Langstone, and then Hayling Island. To the north lies Leigh Park, a large council estate, and beyond that Staunton Country Park. To the east is Emsworth, another small town, whilst to the west lies Bedhampton and Portsdown Hill. The A3(M) motorway passes to the west. The old centre of the town dates from Roman times, but the town has grown a lot since World War II, currently forming a conurbation with Langstone, Brockhampton, Bedhampton, Leigh Park, Denvilles and Warblington.

The old centre of the town is similar to Chichester, in that it has a cross-shaped layout, with the four streets being named North St., East St., South St. and West St.; and there is a religious building on the corner of South St. and West St. (Havant, being less important, only has a church, whereas Chichester has a cathedral).

There are several natural springs in the area, including one a short distance South-west of the church on West Street.

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The Old House At Home. The raised grass to the right is part of the church grounds.

Much of Havant was destroyed by fire in 1760, leaving only the church and the adjacent late 16th or early 17th century cottages. The cottages are now known collectively as "The Old House at Home", and are now used as a pub. It is claimed that the two main beams in the lounge bar were recovered from the Spanish Armada, and that the "Bear Post" within once had the last dancing bear in England tethered to it.


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