Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Rowner Lane, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9SU
Enjoy a guided walk, following in the footsteps of 19th century Reverend Richard Foster-Carter (1810-1876), rector of the parish for 40 years.
St Mary the Virgin Church in Rowner is the only Grade 1 Listed building in Gosport. Parts of it date from the 12th century; and the post-manorial ‘benefice’ is still in the hands of the Prideaux-Brune family, once large landowners in Gosport. The Foster-Carter dynasty was hugely influential in Victorian-era Gosport and have left landmarks, artefacts and stories all around the borough.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time.
Approx 90 mins.
- Friday 13 September: 11.30 – 13.00
- Monday 16 September: 11.30-13.00
Booking opens on 24 August at 0930
This is a circular walk of about one and a half-mile, including a section on unmade woodland paths and some steps, so not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. There will be rest points along the way, or you are welcome to bring your own fold-up stool. Please state, at the time of booking, if you would like information provided in large print. Suitable for supervised children over 7 years only, due to terrain on some parts of the walk.
Mr Louis Murray – Gosport Society
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