Remains of the church, chapter-house, refectory, &c., exist, all picturesquely wound with ivy or overshadowed with ash and other trees.
Yarmouth, another decayed borough, originally founded by the Rivers family. There is a town hall, one of Henry VIII.‘s forts, and a church in which is a monument of Sir Robert Holmes, Captain of the Island, at the visit of Charles II. in 1671. He resided at what is now the King’s Head Inn. Hurst Castle is opposite.
|Church, The Sir Richard Holmes’ Monument – Governor of the Island in 1671, when visited by Charles II.||¼|
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Portsmouth, the first naval port in the British Islands, 75 miles, from London by the South Western Line or 95 by way of the Brighton and South Coast Line.
The station, which is close to the quay, and has a commanding position on the banks of the Southampton Water, is admirably adapted for the convenience of passengers.