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Alver House and Bay House (Event from 2019)

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Unfortunately this talk on Friday 20 September at 1400 has been cancelled as the speaker has become ill.  It will be replaced by:

Going over the water: Memories of the Gosport Ferry by researcher and author David Gary

The Gosport ferry occupies a special place in people’s lives. Learn about the history of the Gosport ferry service and how the ferries themselves have changed over the years.




Alver House and Bay House: noble houses and their occupants

The Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QT

Find out about the two lovely Victorian noble houses which sit close to the shoreline at Stokes Bay, overlooking the Isle of Wight.

Bay House has a rich history which can be traced back to 1838. It was designed by a well known architect of the day as a seaside getaway for Lord Ashburton. The Alverbank House was built in 1842 for John Croker, one of the central figures of early Victorian politics.

Joy Hammond will explain some of the special architectural features involved and also give you and insight to the residents and regular visitors that these great houses attracted and entertained over the decades.

Duration approx 60 mins



Please note that this is an Event from 2019



No booking required – Just turn up and enjoy


Some free parking by hotel, especially suitable for disabled or elderly visitors. Also lots of ‘pay to park’ spaces on the main bay road. Close to X5 and 9/9a bus routes. The Alverbank offers a wide range of refreshment/food throughout this time. Bar snacks, full meals, afternoon teas, and delicious ice creams are all available to purchase.



Please arrive 10 mins before the start time.


Joy Hammond & The Alverbank

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

Turn off Stokes Bay Road opposite the sea wall.

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.