The History of Bury House (Event from 2016)
Talk / Audio
Gosport Community Centre, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX
The event will involve an illustrated talk on the history of Bury House; now part of the Gosport Community Association. Former Secretary of the Association, Malcolm Stevens has spent three years’ researching its history and the lives of the residents of this significant mansion. The research has been carried out to support the Gosport Community Association Heritage Project which seeks to secure funding to enable a comprehensive conservation of this fine Grade II Listed building.
Built in 1720, Bury House is one of the oldest houses in Gosport. The talk will describe the fascinating lives of its residents over the 300-year history of the house. They include a notorious smuggler, an 18th century naval captain who was awarded the freedom of New York for capturing an infamous pirate, a Governor of Nova Scotia, a veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar and a 19th century inventor and local philanthropist. There is also the curious story of an academic father and daughter who dabbled in the occult leading to a bizarre burning of their works in the grounds of Bury House.
Saturday 10 September 1500 – 1700
No Booking Needed
Malcolm Stevens – Local historian
The event will be held in The Georgian Suite of Bury House, adjacent to Thorngate Hall.