|HCC Site ID.||1629||Parish:||Fareham|
|Access:||Public Access||Ownership:||Fareham Borough Council|
Location and Site
Stubbington Green is situated east of the B3334 road to Gosport and south of the same road to Titchfield. It is a traffic island in the centre of the village green.
In 1922, a wooden structure covering the local village pump was erected in the middle of the Village Green to commemorate those from Stubbington and Hill Head who died in World War I. The mother, of the only woman among those who died, proposed and designed the memorial. The names of the dead were carved on the inside roof. By 2000 the names had become indistinct but they have now been fully restored.
The Green is now a traffic island and has been hedged and grassed to form a garden with narrow paths providing pedestrian access to the garden and between the shops on either side of the Green. The square wooden structure is situated on stone paving slabs, and is supported on its four corners by posts on stone piers. It has a round stone basin and pump in its centre. The structure is open on all sides with gable ends to the roof above. Solid wooden planks that may act as seats have been added at right angles to each corner extending into the paved area. It provides a surprising quiet area and is well maintained.
Summary & Significance
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.
Information: May 2015
The Stubbington & Hill Head History Society website – http://www.shhhs.hampshire.org.uk/memorial.php