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    Abbey Gardens

    HCC Summary: Abbey Gardens built on the site of King Alfred’s Nunnaminster in the mid-18th century including a Doric Temple by a stream. Acquired by Winchester Corporation in 1890 and laid out as a public pleasure ground. Remains a council-owned popular, public green space.
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    HCC Site ID: 1807 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: CA, House LB II*, Temple LB II Area: small
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Winchester City Council

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    Aldershot High Street Recreation Ground

    HCC Summary: Aldershot’s 1st recreation ground, mainly football ground, woodland and paths leading to viewpoint at Redan Hill
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    HCC Site ID: 1285 Parish:
    Designations: Area: 3ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Aldershot Park

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    HCC Site ID: 1287 Parish: Aldershot Park Ward, Aldershot
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Alexandra Park

    HCC Summary: Portsmouth Corporation bought the land in 1888 from the Board of Trade & Winchester College, to develop a new recreation ground. It opened 1907, named after Princess Alexandra the Princess of Wales at the time. During WW II used as a temporary mortuary & an anti aircraft battery. It is home to the Mountbatten Centre sports centre, a regional Sports Centre.
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    HCC Site ID: 1808 Parish: Hilsea Ward, Portsmouth
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Anstey Park (Anstey Manor House)

    HCC Summary: C19 park with woodland walks, traditional shrubbery, wildlife garden, and tennis courts; the original Victorian manor house is now part of Our Lady of Providence Convent School. The parkland to the south east of the park now appears to be a cricket pitch with pavilion.
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    HCC Site ID: 1381 Parish: Alton
    Designations: AHBR Area: c13 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Alton Town Council

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    Bastion No 1

    HCC Summary: Unique example of urban fortifications; part of ‘Gosport Lines’ to protect town and harbour; includes Ramparts built 1802, sluice gate, moat, caponier, railings, gate, raised walk around gun positions, and mature trees; major restoration 1979.
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    HCC Site ID: 1828 Parish:
    Designations: CA, LP I Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Bath Lane Recreation Ground

    Bath Lane Recreation Ground is an important open space alongside the estuary (Fareham Lake) which is within easy reach of the town centre. Still in use is the late C19 cricket ground with a modernised cricket pavilion. It also includes a children’s play area and a goal post. The northern pathway is part of the National Cycling Network.
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    HCC Site ID: 1609 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: CA, SSSI Area: 3.64 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Blackbrook Recreation Ground

    In a time of cut backs by councils on park maintenance and renewal, Blackbrook Recreation Ground is an inspiration to what can be done in cooperation with the local community. It is a very attractive community asset, and it will be very important to continue to maintain and innovate in this park.
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    HCC Site ID: 1612 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: Area: 3 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Blackmoor War Memorial and Garden

    The Memorial and Garden were commissioned by the second Lord Selborne and built in 1920 to the designs of architect Sir Herbert Baker with bronze plaques by sculptor Charles Wheeler.
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    HCC Site ID: 1979 Parish: Blackmoor
    Designations: CA, LB II* Area: n/k
    Access: Public access Ownership: Blackmoor War Memorial Trust

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    Bransbury Park

    HCC Summary: The park was built on reclaimed land & was formerly an inlet of Langstone Harbour. The land was purchased by the City Council in 1911 & is laid out mainly as football & cricket pitches.
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    HCC Site ID: 1734 Parish: Eastney & Craneswater ward, Portsmouth
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Canoe Lake Gardens (Craneswater Lake/ Minnow Pond)

    HCC Summary: It was constructed from a remnant of the Great Morass, a large area of marshland that was centred north east of Southsea castle. The Great Morass was drained during the early C19. Canoe Lake was opened on 17th June 1886.
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    HCC Site ID: 1729 Parish: Eastney & Craneswater Ward, Portsmouth
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    City Museum Garden (Clarence Barracks)

    HCC Summary: Ornate 1893 barracks LB II, now museum. Parterre garden frames open theatre space; wall insets of carved masonry saved from barracks complex. Entrance garden of specimen trees and changing exhibits has c1880 LB II railings.
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    HCC Site ID: 1812 Parish: Portsmouth
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    College Park

    HCC Summary: It is built on land granted in 1915 that was a gift of the Wardens of Winchester College, who owned parts of Portsea Island since July 1543. The park is named after the college. During the early 1900s where the park is now was used as allotments for growing vegetables & fruit by local people.
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    HCC Site ID: 1731 Parish: Copnor Ward, Portsmouth
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Common, The

    HCC Summary: Its history can be traced back to a dispute over land rights in the C13, which was resolved by the Borough purchasing the land & declaring it common land. It became a public park in 1844.
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    HCC Site ID: Parish: Shirley Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area: ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Cove Brook Linear Park (Cove Brook Greenway)

    HCC Summary: In the mid-1990s this environmental initiative began. Work was done to re-naturalise the southern section of the brook. Paths, a new bridge & dipping areas with safe access were installed, & the Cove Brook Greenway volunteer Group was formed.
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    HCC Site ID: 1288 Parish: Cove & Southwood Ward, Rushmoor
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Crescent Gardens Alverstoke

    HCC Summary: Ornamental garden created in 1826 as part of Anglesey Ville. By 1949 become a wilderness, handed to Gosport Borough Council as public open space. In 1989 renovation was started and friends formed in 1991.
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    HCC Site ID: 1746 Parish: Alverstoke
    Designations: Area: 1.36 acres
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Crofton House

    HCC Summary: Developed
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    HCC Site ID: 1617 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: AHBR Area: n/k
    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Private

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    D-Day Memorial, St Helen's Parade

    HCC Summary: Sunken garden on seafront dedicated to those who embarked from south coast 6.6.1944. Square white stone represents anti-tank blocks placed round coast against invasion. Unveiled by Field Marshal Lord Montgomery 6.6.1948.
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    HCC Site ID: 1735 Parish: Portsea (E)
    Designations: CA Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Dean Garnier Garden

    HCC Summary: Created in Winchester Cathedral Close in 1995 as a calm, green space, built on the raised ground of the monks’ ‘dorter’; designed with three garden ‘rooms’ & plants from medieval & Victorian times. Managed by a Friends Group.
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    HCC Site ID: 1602 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: Area: Small
    Access: Public Access during daylight hours Ownership: Winchester Cathedral, garden managed by the Friends Association

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    Dibden Lodge

    HCC Summary: A C19 large house, formal gardens & pleasure gardens. In the 1950s the estate was sold & the house demolished. Much of the estate now developed for housing and part an open space.
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    HCC Site ID: 1058 Parish: Hythe and Dibden
    Designations: Area: 29 acres
    Access: Public Access to Recreation Ground Ownership: District Council (recreation ground) and private housing

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    Down Grange

    Late C18 parkland & house (LB II); 1960s 8.1 ha purchased by local council, walled garden that remains as demonstration garden and wildlife area; mature trees and lawns remain.
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    HCC Site ID: 1200 Parish: Basingstoke
    Designations: (see below) Area: c8 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: (see below)

    Designation: House, Service Block, House north of it, stables & garden walls all LB II
    Ownership: House run as a Restaurant Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
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    Dr Little Gardens

    HCC Summary: House appears to be demolished to make way for new road, part of garden retained as public garden
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    HCC Site ID: 1080 Parish: Ringwood

    Designations: Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Ringwood Town Council

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    Eastern Parade

    Eastern Parade is an important open space bordering Fareham estuary with a path alongside its whole length. The northern area is mainly used for recreation and the southern is left as a wildlife sanctuary with woodland and scrub in the central portion and the far southern end.
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    HCC Site ID: 1619 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: Area: 7.5 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Eastleigh Recreation Ground

    A late C19th century Recreation Park, with bandstand and war memorial, that is still a very important amenity for the town, both functional and practical for public use. It is well maintained.

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    HCC Site ID: 1187 Parish: Eastleigh
    Designations: Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Eastleigh Borough Council

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    Eastrop Park

    Formerly route of Basingstoke canal, now a Public Park
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    HCC Site ID: 1799 Parish: Basingstoke
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Basingstoke &
    Deane Borough Council

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    Falkland Gardens, The (The Esplanade)

    HCC Summary: Created in 1920s as a public park that has retained its central circular fountain & radiating paths.
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    HCC Site ID: 1749 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: Area: Small
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Farley Mount & Beacon Hill

    HCC Summary: Monument to horse, who leaped a 7.62m (25ft) chalk pit with his master in the saddle (1733), also includes a shelter; stands on a mysterious prehistoric burial mound; extensive views; Hill formed a link in the old Beacon warning system.
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    HCC Site ID: 1535 Parish: Hursley
    Designations: SINC Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Farlington Recreation Ground

    HCC Summary: c1928. Play area, open space, Victorian engine house, view north to Portsdown Hill and Fort Purbrook. Originally water company land let for grazing; previously known as Farlington Avenue Recreation Ground.
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    HCC Site ID: 1733 Parish: Farlington (E)
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Fleming Park

    HCC Summary: Park acquired in 2 parcels in 1929 and 1939, appears to be developed from agricultural land; avenue of poplars NW boundary; swimming pool and sports hall complex; children’s playground and paddling pool.
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    HCC Site ID: 1642 Parish: Eastleigh
    Designations: SINC Area: 30 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Eastleigh Borough Council

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    Fort Widley

    HCC Summary: It is one of the forts built on top of Portsdown Hill between 1860 & 1868 designed, along with the other Palmerston Forts atop Portsdown, to protect Portsmouth from attack from the rear. The fort was leased to Portsmouth City Council in 1961 and was purchased in 1972.
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    HCC Site ID: 1724 Parish: Cosham Ward, Portsmouth
    Designations: Fort Grades II*; gun Grade II Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Foster Gardens

    HCC Summary: A 1930’s designed ‘pocket park’ with a central pond & pergolas, annual bedding, ornamental planting & mature boundary trees.
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    HCC Site ID: 1745 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: Area: 0.4 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Furzey Gardens

    The gardens are unique as a fine example of an informal woodland garden within the New Forest having a strong affinity to the New Forest and its character. Of huge significance are the plant collections within the gardens of the many rare and exotic species grown there and the proven close links with important plant hunters of the early twentieth century, particularly Frank Kingdon-Ward and George Forrest..
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    HCC Site ID: 1048 Parish: Minstead
    Designations: NFNP Area: 3.2 ha
    Access: Public Access – check opening times Ownership: Furzey Gardens Charitable Trust

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    Gatcombe Gardens

    HCC Summary: A late C18 house with parkland which soon used for military purposes. Restoration by a local company has saved the house from dereliction. Whilst the majority of the parkland have been built on, a small area has been preserved for public use.
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    HCC Site ID: 1725 Parish: Hilsea ward, Portsmouth
    Designations: Area: c1.62 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Gazebo Garden, The

    HCC Summary: Original built C18 part of Manor House. A small public garden was built c1990 based on C18 design encompassing the gazebo now in built up area.
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    HCC Site ID: 1648 Parish: Havant
    Designations: LB II; CA Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Public garden
    Havant District Council

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    Glebe Gardens and Shute House

    Georgian rectory, Thomas Warton, Poet Laureate from 1785 was born; grounds once contained 2 tributaries (one only visible now) of the River Loddon (pre 1910), had walled garden; fine mature trees.
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    HCC Site ID: 1201 Parish: Basingstoke
    Designations: Conservation area Area: 2.5ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Public Park and University of Winchester teaching facilities/Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

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    Glebe Meadow Recreation Ground

    HCC Summary: Park developed from land owned by St Mary’s Church Rectory; informal open meadow, octagonal wood shelter, small playground, mature and ornamental trees
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    HCC Site ID: 1643 Parish: Bishopstoke
    Designations: CA Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Eastleigh Borough Council

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    Gosport Park

    HCC Summary: A public Park created in 1891. Continues as an open space.
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    HCC Site ID: 1750 Parish:
    Designations: Area: 9.5 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Grove Road Recreation Ground

    HCC Summary: An extremely flat and exposed park apparently created from an ex landfill site. Play area, seats, good views over the estuary to Forton Lake.
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    HCC Site ID: 1753 Parish:
    Designations: Area: 4.7ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Hatch Grange

    The significance of the site lies in its commanding position, its designed open space and historic features such as ancient wet meadows, a lime avenue and a circle of conifers planted for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
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    HCC Site ID: 1190 Parish: West End
    Designations: TPOs, SINC, open space Area: 11.6 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: West End Parish Council

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    Havant Park

    HCC Summary: Havant Local Board purchased land for park in 1888/90. The park remains in tact. It has been used for celebrations & sports.
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    HCC Site ID: 1652 Parish: Havant
    Designations: Area: c3.5 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Public Park/
    Havant District Council

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    Hermitage Stream, Waterlooville Open Space

    HCC Summary: Part of Urban Parks Study 1997
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    HCC Site ID: 1963 Parish: Havant
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Havant Borough Council

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    Hilsea Lido & Bastion Gardens

    HCC Summary1930s swimming pool and public gardens in c1860 fortifications. Lake, gardens, ornamental trees.
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    HCC Site ID: 1813 Parish: Wymering (E)
    Designations: CA Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: n/k

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    Hiltingbury Lakes (Merdon House Gardens)

    HCC Summary: Possibly medieval fish pond,later C16 lake with possibly a mill house, for 200 years the area reverted to marsh land. Early C19 area was landscaped & water gardens within Merdon House Estate. Now a residential area and public amenity.
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    HCC Site ID: 1186 Parish: Chandlers Ford
    Designations: Area: c7 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Eastleigh Borough Council

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    Holly Hill Woodland Park

    Mid and Late 19th century landscaped woodland park of the old Holly Hill House and Sarisbury Court estates; rocky outcrops constructed with ‘Pulhamite’ along a small stream to form a series of terraced lakes, with cascades, and a grotto; possible designers include Joseph Paxton, Edward and Henry Ernest Milner. Holly Hill Woodland Park is now owned by Fareham Borough Council and is a public amenity.
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    HCC Site ID: 1623 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: SINC, SSSI Area: 30 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Hook Park (Hook House, The Hook)

    HCC Summary: A late C18 estate with parkland that remained until the mid C20 although the house burnt down in C20. In 2011, there is a conservation area, small housing development, some parkland & a recreation ground.
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    HCC Site ID: 1624 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: CA, Garden walls LB II, SSSI, TPOs Area:
    Access: No Public Access
    except recreation ground
    Ownership: Private dwellings;
    Fareham Borough Council Recreation Ground

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    Hyde Abbey Garden

    HCC Summary: A unique artistic landscape depiction of 11th century Hyde /Abbey designed by Kim Wilkie as a public garden sponsored by Winchester City Council for the Queen’s 50th Jubilee, 2003, using flint paths, yew hedges and hollies in burnished metal frames.
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    HCC Site ID: 1947 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: Area: Small
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Winchester City Council,
    managed by Friends of Hyde Abbey Garden

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    Itchen Valley Country Park

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    HCC Site ID: 1950 Parish: West End
    Designations: Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Eastleigh Borough Counci

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    King George V Playing Fields (Knellwood)

    HCC Summary: Knellwood house & parkland was constructed c. 1867 as a private residence. After WW I it was an hotel & was sold in 1947 to become a residential home for the elderly as a War Memorial. The adjoining King George V playing fields were created from the sale of part of the Knellwood Estate.
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    HCC Site ID: 1295 Parish: Knellwood ward, Rushmoor
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    King George's Field Recreation Ground (Ashling House)

    HCC Summary: Situated in previous grounds of Ashling House and surrounded by housing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1516 Parish: Denmead
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Winchester City Council

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    King John's House And Garden

    HCC Summary: Mid C13 House (LB1), much altered. Adjacent C18 cottages demolished 1930s to create formal garden. Run by Trust since 1970s. LateC20 new garden in medieval style; early C21 new Victorian garden added.
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    HCC Site ID: 1767 Parish: Romsey
    Designations: Conservation Area, SAM Area: small
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Test Valley Borough Council –
    Managed by Friends Group

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    Ladies Walk

    HCC Summary: Late C18 designated public open space; 1863 trees planted along the walk to commemorate the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Denmark
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    HCC Site ID: 1945 Parish: Andover
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Lee-on-Solent Memorial Garden

    A sea front sunken remembrance garden to commemorate those fallen from the area in two world wars.
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    HCC Site ID: 1981 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: Area: 0.04 ha
    Access: Public access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council
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    Lumps Fort Rose Garden

    HCC Summary: Old sea fort rebuilt mid-C19, interior laid out Post war as sheltered rose garden. Climb the outside for bird’s eye views into the garden or across the Solent. Training base of Cockleshell Heroes during WW II. 1815 sundial.
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    HCC Site ID: 1888 Parish: Portsea (E)
    Designations: CA, AHBR Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Manor Farm Country Park

    HCC Summary: Country park on a former Royal Navy shore establishment, HMS Cricket, decommissioned in 1946. Countryside open space, river corridor, proposed nature reserve, European nature conservation site.
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    HCC Site ID: 1762 Parish: Botley
    Designations: SSSI, SINC, European nature conservation site,
    TPOs, proposed nature reserve Open space
    Area: 161.32 ha (400acres)
    Access: Public Access check opening times Ownership: Hampshire County Council

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    Mayfield Park

    HCC Summary:A mid-C19 estate with house. During WW II used to house Free French & then evacuees from city centre. In will land left for public space in 1937, opened in 1938. The house was in disrepair & was demolished 1956.
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    HCC Site ID: 1715 Parish: Southampton Unitary Authority
    Designations: Area: 14.16 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Milton Park

    HCC Summary: It is built on land part of Milton Farm. One of the original farm buildings remains, a thatched barn. Land was purchased by Portsmouth Corporation in 1912. It is a multi purpose park with a childrens play area, bowls club & tennis courts.
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    HCC Site ID: 1730 Parish: Milton Ward Portsmouth
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Municipal Gardens and Play area

    HCC Summary: Between 1894 & 1898 the Town Council purchased land from the church to build gardens. Opened in 1904. A war memorial for WW I was built in park in 1925, this was extended after WW II. Renovated in recent years.
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    HCC Site ID: 1289 Parish: Rowhill Ward, Aldershot
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Odiham Castle

    HCC Summary: Castle LB I built in C13 and abandoned in late C15 or early C16. Site retained as a designed landscape with the planting of Scots Pine trees in the C19.
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    HCC Site ID: 1953 Parish: Odiham
    Designations: SAM, SINC, SSSI Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Oram's Arbour

    HCC Summary: Site of Celtic settlement; enclosure seems to have been abandoned by about 50BC and left to agricultural use. Now valued recreational space with fine views across the city and surrounding area.
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    HCC Site ID: 1806 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: CA Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Winchester City Council

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    Park Lane Recreation Ground

    This is a very well used community facility within a large town, a facility that can enhance the health and well being of all those who use it. Ecologically, this site is an important oasis for wildlife and contains many mature trees, a fragment from a previous important estate. The ‘Vision for Park Lane’ will enhance the sites’ ecology and diversity credentials.
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    HCC Site ID: 1626 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: CP, SCI Area: 9 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Park Wood (The Park)

    HCC Summary: A Forest of Bere woodland, by c1815 part of newly built Hart Plain. c1910 became garden of Park Wood Cottage (Arts & Crafts). In 1973 it is now leased by Havant Borough Council to the Woodlands Trust.
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    HCC Site ID: 1165 Parish: Waterlooville
    Designations: Ancient woodland became part of C19 Hart Plain Estate grounds. Area: 3.2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Public open Space/
    Havant District Council leased to Woodland Trust

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    Petersfield Physic Garden

    HCC Summary: The last medieval burgage plot in the town has been designed in a C17 garden style, to acknowledge local men – botanist, John Goodyer, and horticulturalist, John Worlidge. It is managed by Friends of the Physic Garden on behalf of Hampshire Gardens Trust
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    HCC Site ID: 1383 Parish: Petersfield
    Designations: SDNP, CA Area:
    Access: Public Access 9-6 in the summer
    and 9-4 in winter
    Ownership: Hampshire Buildings Trust
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    Place House (Titchfield Abbey)

    HCC Summary: Abbey converted to house in 1537. House survived until 1781 then demolished. Archaeologists marked out abbey plan on ground
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    HCC Site ID: 1627 Parish: Titchfield
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access.
    See opening times
    Ownership: English Heritage

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    Portchester Castle

    HCC Summary: Medevial castle in use until C17 then used as prisoner of war camp until 1814. Now a national monument.
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    HCC Site ID: 1628 Parish: Portchester
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access.
    See opening times
    Ownership: English Heritage

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    Porter's Lodge Garden

    HCC Summary: Part of the Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour Millennium scheme, the garden occupies the site of the original garden of the Porter’s Lodge (1708). It is open all year round for visitors’ enjoyment.
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    HCC Site ID: 1973 Parish: St Thomas Ward Portsmouth
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ltd (PHDL)
    a registered charity

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    Priddy's Hard

    HCC Summary: Officer’s houses c1786; demolished 1952. Early maps show gardens to rear for fruit, vegetables and flowers; formal lawns and paths to front; views across Forton Lake. Side gardens form green belt between Ramparts and Grand Magazine (museum LB I). Lawns and trees survive; site to be developed.
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    HCC Site ID: 1761 Parish: Elson (E)
    Designations: CA, AHBR Area:
    Access: Public Access to Explosion Museum Ownership: n/k

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    Princes Gardens

    HCC Summary: It was created by Aldershot Borough Council on the first military camp in Aldershot & is recognised as the gateway between the military & town of Aldershot. The camp was erected in 1854. Aldershot Borough Council bought the whole site in 1930 erected two cinemas, a car park & developed Princes Gardens.
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    HCC Site ID: 1290 Parish: Wellington Ward, Aldershot
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Privett Gardens

    HCC Summary: 1930s gardens with grassed areas, a mound & some mature tree & shrub boundaries with a central display area, originally planted with roses now with shrubs and four large yews. Currently it is a small, well-maintained park.
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    HCC Site ID: 1754 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Queen Eleanor's Garden

    HCC Summary: Re-created, authentically planted, medieval castle garden of the C13 in the time of Henry III & Edward I & their Queen, opened in 1986
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    HCC Site ID: 1603 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: CA, SAM Area: Small
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Hampshire County Council

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    Queen Elizabeth Park

    HCC Summary: Queen Elizabeth Park was once part of the Farnborough Hill estate, and formerly, the outer reaches of the Royal Windsor Great Park.
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    HCC Site ID: 1292 Parish: Empress Ward, Farnborough
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Queens Park

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    HCC Site ID: 1719 Parish: Bargate Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Queens College Oxford, leased to Southampton City Council

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    Radford Park

    HCC Summary: Originally part of the grounds of Bramshott Place, then Bramshott Grange, which became King George’s Seamen’s Hospital; now a public park occupying the southern area by the stream where there were riverside walks.
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    HCC Site ID: 1325 Parish: Bramshott & Liphook
    Designations: CA, SINC Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Ringwood War Memorial Garden

    War memorial garden unveiled in 1921 with Sir Reginald Blomfield designed cross; WW2 names added later, refurbished beginning C21.
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    HCC Site ID: 1982 Parish: Ringwood
    Designations: Area: 0.61 ha
    Access: Public access Ownership: Ringwood Town Council
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    Riverside Park

    HCC Summary: A large open space running alongside the River Itchen. The park runs from Cobden Bridge to the Mansbridge and forms a green corridor.
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    HCC Site ID: 1723 Parish: Southampton
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Rockstone Place Park

    HCC Summary: It is a small town park. It was originally laid out in the mid C19 with trees & plants. Reinstated by Southampton City council in 1991 with additional trees, borders of shrubs & herbaceous plants, grass & paved areas.
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    HCC Site ID: 1926 Parish: Bevois Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area: 0.2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Rowner Walk

    HCC Summary: Linear park of mixed use including a woodland section, former parkland trees (oaks), cricket and football provision and areas of more recent urban open space designed as part of 1930s-60s housing..
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    HCC Site ID: 1755 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: CA, SINC Area: 25.4 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Sandy Dell

    HCC Summary: Part of the Forest of Bere. c1760 it became part of grounds of Purbrook Park House. The Purbrook Park estate was sold in 1919. In 1963 Havant Borough Council bought Sandy Dell for public open space.
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    HCC Site ID: 1659 Parish: Purbrook
    Designations: Being considered for SINC Area: C1 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Public Open Space; Havant Borough Council

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    Sarisbury Green

    Surviving fragment of common land which is well maintained and provides an important social focus, principally for sports.
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    HCC Site ID: 1638 Parish: Sarisbury Green
    Designations: Area: c2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Seafield Park Recreation Ground (Seafield Park)

    A simple field, rather hidden from the casual visitor, used by many local schools and clubs for football practice and matches.
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    HCC Site ID: 1638 Parish: Hill Head
    Designations: Area: c2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    Southampton Central Parks (Historic England)

    HE Summary: Laid out between the late 1850s and early 1860s, the Southampton Central Parks: West Park, East Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell, and Hoglands, provide a chain of public open space through the heart of the city. The parks are a good example of a mid C19 civic improvement scheme, possibly influenced by J C Loudon, who was engaged by the council to lay out Southampton Cemetery (qv) in 1843.
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    HCC Site ID: 1695 Parish: Southampton
    Designations: HE II* Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Southsea Common (Historic England)

    HE Summmary: TA large common developed as pleasure grounds from the C19 and purchased from the War Department in 1922 by Portsmouth City Council for use as a public park..
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    HCC Site ID: 1739 Parish: St Jude Ward Portsmouth
    Designations: HE II Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Southsea Rock Garden

    HCC Summary: 1920s seafront sunken garden (for shelter), landscaped in natural stone; scree beds, alpines, evergreens, architectural planting. Ponds and waterfall attract wild birds. All year garden.
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    HCC Site ID: 1891 Parish: Portsea (E)
    Designations: CA Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    St Catherine's Hill

    HCC Summary: An iron age oval hill fort with a C17 ‘Mismaze’. Now has a recreational role for walking and viewing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1605 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: SDNP, SAM, SSSI Area: 9.3 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership:

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    St Giles Hill

    HCC Summary: Originally a bare down ……purchased 1878 by Winchester Corporation with adjoining areas added. Edward Milner advised on a public pleasure ground development with its wooded slopes and views over the City, which remain little changed since the end of the 19th century.
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    HCC Site ID: 1606 Parish: Winchester
    Designations: CA Area: Medium
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Winchester City Council

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    St Mary's Churchyard Garden

    HCC Summary: C17/18 Churchyard became a public open space in 1952. The footings of the C19 church, some old tombstones, 1694 yew and war memorial remain. It is now a garden with seating, specimen trees and a pathway.
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    HCC Site ID: 1170 Parish: Bishopstoke
    Designations: Conservation Area Area: 0.3 ha
    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Leased to Eastleigh Borough Council

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    Stanley Park

    HCC Summary: Grade II Gothic-style house. Large woodland in extensive grounds. 17 acres, including the woodland donated in 1944 to Gosport to form Stanley Park.
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    HCC Site ID: 1748 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: House and Lodge LB II Area: ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: School – Gosport Borough Council

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    Staunton Country Park (Leigh Park) (Historic England)

    HE Summary: A Regency landscaped garden, laid out in the 1820s and 1830s on the site of late C18 pleasure grounds and a walled garden, with a series of specialist gardens and follies by Sir George Staunton to accommodate his Chinese and botanical interests. The gardens are surrounded by a park of C18 origin, which was developed by Sir George in the early C19, and also incorporates late C19 alterations.
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    HCC Site ID: 1653 Parish:
    Designations: HE II* Gothick Library, Leigh Park Farmhouse, Barn & Cowshed, Stable cottage, Pathway (to the S of the Stauntonn Memorial, Stable Block, Leigh Park Mansion Terrace,
    Garden wall, Gatepiers and Grotto, Car shed (adjoining barn on the east side),
    the Becon, Footbridge – all LB II; The Staunton Memorial LB II*
    Area: 405 ha (1,000 acres)
    Access: Public Access – see opening times Ownership: Country Park/Hampshire County Council

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    Stoke Park Woods

    HCC Summary: Deer Park referred to as Stoke Wood; used as a hunting ground by King John 1205. This wood has changed little in size since medieval times; impark 1242 for Bishop Winchester; woodland walks; managed by the Forestry Commission
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    HCC Site ID: 1180 Parish: Bishopstoke
    Designations: SINC Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Forestry Commission

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    Stokes Bay

    HCC Summary: Military defences built 1860’s included Stokes Bay Lines’ and Battery No 2. 1955 bought by Local Council; 1960’s moat filled in and grassed over, tennis courts and putting green laid – used as public open space.
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    HCC Site ID: 1815 Parish: Gosport
    Designations: AHBR, SINC, SSSI Area:
    Access: Public access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Stubbington Green War Memorial Garden

    The War Memorial Garden commemorates those who died in World War 1. It is a small public open space that acts as a traffic island in a busy community and shopping area yet provides a quiet area for reflection.
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    HCC Site ID: 1629 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: - Area: .04 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Private

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    Stubbington Recreation Ground (Stubbington House)

    Originally part of Stubbington House grounds, some of the parkland trees are still visible. A popular venue for local people, the recreation ground has grown with the demands made upon it and remains flexible in its usage.
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    HCC Site ID: 1638 Parish: Stubbington
    Designations: Area: 5.32 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    The Gillies

    A public park, rich in wildlife and a variety of habitats including open grass, conservation meadows, wetland and remnants of very old, mature oak woodland, which provides an oasis of calm and recreation within residential estates.
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    HCC Site ID: 1620 Parish: Fareham
    Designations: SINC Area: 6.89 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Fareham Borough Council

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    The Hermitage Wildlife Garden

    HCC Summary: Piece of land belonging to Victorian house; site of much earlier building; orchard, mature trees including 4 oak trees with TPO; remains of C19 Folly, 1996 saved from development, turned into wildlife haven by local residents pond, paths, seats, wildflowers and abundance of wildlife.
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    HCC Site ID: 1752 Parish:
    Designations: n/k Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Thornhill Park

    HCC Summary: House & park built in 1825 & demolished 1923. House surrounded by gardens & larger estate. Some ancillary buildings may survive, & part of the grounds is now a public park, although most of the estate has been redeveloped for housing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1712 Parish: Bitterne Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Trinity Green And Trinity Green Time Space

    HCC Summary: A mid-C18 churchyard now forms an open space surrounding Trinity Green Church that was redesigned in the C19. This Green & the Time Space now provide the link & central features in a millennium development.
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    HCC Site ID: 1758 Parish:
    Designations: Area: c 2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    Tudor House Garden

    HCC Summary: Parts of house date from norman times. extended in tudor times & again in Georgian times. Opened as a museum in 1912 & recently recorded 100 years as a museum
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    HCC Site ID: 1703 Parish: Bargate Ward, Southampton
    Designations: Grade I Listing Area:
    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Southampton City Council

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    Victoria Park (Historic England)

    HE Summary:A public park laid out in 1878 by the County Borough of Portsmouth on the site of former town defences land.
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    HCC Site ID: 1726 Parish: Charles Dickens Ward Portsmouth
    Designations: HE II Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Portsmouth City Council

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    Vigo Road Recreation Ground

    HCC Summary: Late C19 Recreation Ground with pavilion; Early C21 pavilion, bowling green, tennis courts & aviary.
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    HCC Site ID: 1946 Parish: Andover
    Designations: Area:
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Test Valley Borough Council

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    Walpole Park

    HCC Summary: A late C19 urban park that has been reduced in size & now divided into two sections by a road. Since the millennium, a route-way linking Trinity Green, Trinity Green Time Space, the esplanade path, ferry terminal & Falkland Gardens.
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    HCC Site ID: 1759 Parish:
    Designations: Area: c 11 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Gosport Borough Council

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    War Memorial Park

    HCC Summary: Opened 1920 from money collected for a WW I memorial. The Park comprises grassed areas & flower beds, a War Memorial (1921) & a restored Bandstand (2002).
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    HCC Site ID: 1473 Parish: Romsey
    Designations: Area: 2 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Test Valley Borough Council

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