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St Mark’s Churchyard Tour

In Person

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

Friday 9 September: 1030
Saturday 10 September: 1030
Sunday 11 September: 1030
Monday 12 September: 1030
Tuesday 13 September: 1030
Wednesday 14 September: 1030
Thursday 15 September: 1030
Friday 16 September: 1030
Saturday 17 September: 1030
Sunday 18 September: 1030

BOOKING DETAILS

Please self-book via our web link. But if you experience difficulty with booking online, we can help. Either pop into the Gosport Tourist Information Centre at the bus station (Mon-Sat 1000-1600) or call our Assisted Booking line: 07849 399 823.

Booking opens: 20 August 2022 09:30
Booking closes: 7 September 2022 17:00

ACCESS

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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

Books, woodwork and plants are available to buy, proceeds go to fundraising.

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/