St Mark’s Churchyard Tour (Event from 2019)

St Mark’s Churchyard Tour (Event from 2019)

Guided 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

Please note that this is an Event from 2019

 

BOOKING DETAILS

 Book on line

Booking opens on 24 August at 0930

ACCESS

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On street parking is available in St Mark’s Road and Crescent Road. Space between gravestones is 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. Let the tour guide know if you have any special needs. Toilets, refreshments and lunches are available close by in The Anglesey Hotel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive 15 mins before.

People powerPeople Power: 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.

ORGANISED BY

Friends of St Marks

WEBSITE

http://khargpress.co.uk/

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

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

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

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

 

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