Another old Portsmouth pub wiped out | Nostalgia

The Navy Arms was a popular Victorian pub at Landport.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 9:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 9:36 am
THEN: With new buildings going up all around the Navy Arms in Common Street, Landport, how long could the pub last? Picture: Richard Boryer collection
THEN: With new buildings going up all around the Navy Arms in Common Street, Landport, how long could the pub last? Picture: Richard Boryer collection

Once surrounded by terraced houses, 1960s’ demolition left the pub isolated until new building changed the landscape.

It was still open in the 1970s when St Mary’s Church – Portsea Island’s parish church – could be seen from wasteland.

In the ‘now’ photo the building on the left gives us a good reference point.

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Harley Court, on the corner of Common Street and Lords Street, has now replaced the Navy Arms. Picture: Bob Hind

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