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.
Please note that this an Event from 2014
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.