Superintendents House – Royal Clarence Yard (event from 2014)
Flagstaff Green, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1GG
Royal Clarence Yard was established in 1831 as a victualling yard and the Navy housed senior yard officers on site.
Take a guided tour of the Superintendent’s House, now privately owned and restored to high standard (recipient of The Gosport Society Green Plaque) after years of neglect. It was once lived in by Thomas Grant but is perhaps best known for having played host to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and the King of France, Louis-Phillipe I. In 1844, the monarchs were unable to sail from Gosport to France due to a vicious storm. So they called on the superintendent, who provided lunch after quickly ushering his guests out of the back door!
So follow in these regal footsteps for a fascinating insight into the history and restoration of this elegant Victorian home in a very functional setting.
This is a private home so children should be well supervised at all times.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC) BOOKING
2015 event details available from July
BOOKINGS IN PERSON at Gosport Discovery Centre on Saturday 16th Aug ONLY from 09:00 (Note: TIC will NOT deal with any bookings on this day).
BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE/EMAIL on Sunday 17th Aug from 10:00 (Note: TIC will NOT be open for in person bookings on this day). Subsequent bookings, as long as they are available, during usual TIC opening Mon to Sat, 09:30 to 17:00.
Booking Contact: Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Call: 023 9252 2944
Booking opens: 16 August 2014 09:00
Booking closes: 10 September 2014 17:00
Parking restrictions apply. Please park in Cooperage Green ONLY and walk through to Flagstaff Green. This is level access with dipped curbs.
Parking and toilets in Cooperage Green. Also great refreshments and meals at The Pumphouse Cafe.
Just by the Flagstaff Green Gate. If coming by car, please ONLY park in Cooperage Green (PO12 1FX) and walk through to Flagstaff Green.