3 St Mark’s Churchyard Tour

3 St Mark’s Churchyard Tour

St Marks Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DA

St. Marks Church was built in 1844 as part of Robert Cruickshank’s development of ‘Angleseyville’ and it was demolished in 1911. The cemetery remains today and the foundations of the church can still be seen.

Hear about the lives of the people who lay beneath this soil. The Guide will give you an insight into a number of those who in Victorian times and early 20th century lived adventurous lives and served their country and their society. This is a very peaceful area, with lovely flowers which adds to its serenity and beauty. St Marks Churchyard is a treasure in the history of Gosport!

Duration approx: 60 minute tour plus question time.

OPENING TIMES

    • Friday 11 September: 1030
    • Saturday 12 September: 1030
    • Sunday 13 September: 1030

Live events from 14 September have been cancelled due to new Covid-19 rules

  • Monday 14 September: 1030
  • Tuesday 15 September: 1030
  • Wednesday 16 September: 1030
  • Thursday 17 September: 1030
  • Friday 18 September: 1030
  • Saturday 19 September: 1030
  • Sunday 20 September: 1030

 

ACCESS

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On-street parking is available in St Mark’s Road and Crescent Road. Space between gravestones is rather narrow in some places but wheelchairs can get to most of the site, which is level. The Churchyard is relatively small so no need to walk far, but seating is not available on site. A good event for those who don’t like crowds, also for sensory experiences of touch and smell.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will be subject to local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Your Guide will have hand sanitiser available and will advise on social distancing throughout the event. Please do not attend any event if you feel unwell or have been in any contact with anyone who has displayed Coronavirus symptoms. Track and Trace information will be gathered at the point of booking, but please advise us of any alterations to such information. Please do not attend any event if you feel unwell or have been in any contact with anyone who has displayed Coronavirus symptoms.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Duration: 60 mins + Q&A’s. Please arrive 15 mins before. This site, once over-looked and over-run, is now cared by its active ‘Friends’ group whose practical skills and gardening have maintained the churchyard as a pleasant memorial and garden in the Anglesey community. Two books have been written from the research carried out by volunteer, Roy Harris.
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ORGANISED BY

Friends of St Marks

 

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

Just off the junction with Crescent Road, opposite the Anglesey Hotel.

 http://www.gosportheritage.co.uk/13-february/

 

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