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Motherbank Quarantine Zone

REF NR: 1108

For many years following 1780, the motherbank sandbank in the spithead channel just off our shores was used as the primary quarantine zone for the island, Portsmouth and Southampton. Many ships anchored here for various lengths of time while waiting out their quarantine time.

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