Blackmoor War Memorial and Garden

You are here Home  > Public Parks & Open Spaces >  Blackmoor War Memorial and Garden
Item image
HCC Site ID. 1979 Parish: Blackmoor
Designations: CA, LB II* Area: n/k
Access: Public Access Ownership: Blackmoor War Memorial Trust

Historic development

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. It was a gift in memory of Lord Selborne’s son killed in WWI and all the men of Blackmore killed in 1914-18 plus a memorial to all the children of the parish. In addition the memorial includes those killed in 1940-45. It is set within parkland left to the parish.

Current description

The small garden consisting of an oblong lawn is outlined by Roses set in stone edged beds within the arms of a magnificent stone walled and slated timber framed cloister adorned with bronze memorial plaques and a water fountain. To one side is a parkland with 100 year old Oaks under planted with Hollies and with Crocus and Narcissus scattered in the grass.
HGT Research: March 2015

References

Blackmoor and its People (Blackmoor Archive Society2000)
Heritage Team, EHDC, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX: Blackmoor Conservation
Google web sites


Our address

Address:
Blackmoor Public Access Click for Disclaimer & copyright
GPS:
51.09630244911293, -0.8873672783374786

Comments are closed.