(10) Rushmoor Borough 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 Military Cemetery

    HCC Summary: The military garrison first arrived in 1853 and the burial ground was enclosed in 1856 & has been in use for military personnel since then. In 1879 the wooden mortuary chapel was replaced with the present brick & slate structure.
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    HCC Site ID: 1846 Parish: Wellington Ward, Aldershot
    Designations: E H Grade II* Area: c6 ha
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Ministry of Defence

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    Aldershot Park

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    HCC Site ID: 1287 Parish: Aldershot Park Ward, Aldershot
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough 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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    Farnborough Grange

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    HCC Site ID: 1742 Parish: Cherrywood Ward, Rushmoor
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Housing Estate

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    Farnborough Hill School

    HCC Summary: The house was built in 1860 & parkland laid out. Empress Eugénie, widow of Emperor Napoleon III lived here from 1880 until 1920. The school was created by the Institute of Christian Education in 1889. They purchased the house in 1927. Ownership now The Farnborough Hill Trust.
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    HCC Site ID: 1741 Parish: Empress Ward, Rushmoor
    Designations: Grade I listing Area: 60 acres
    Access: Access to School Ownership: The Farnborough Hill Trust

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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
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Manor Lodge

    HCC Summary:Post 1810 Park
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    HCC Site ID: 1296 Parish:
    Designations: I Area: n/k
    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Private

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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
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    Access: Public Access. See opening times Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Prince Consort's Army Library

    HCC Summary: Built in 1859-60 endowed by Prince Albert for education of army personnel. It was extended in 1911 & is still in use.
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    HCC Site ID: 1744 Parish: Wellington ward, Aldershot
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Ministry of Defence

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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
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough 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
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Royal Pavilion

    HCC Summary: The military arrived in 1853 & a timber pavilion built, which the royal party used when reviewing the troops. This was demolished in the 1960s & replaced by a nurse training school. The site now houses a computer science complex, still called “Royal Pavilion.”
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    HCC Site ID: 1291 Parish: Wellington Ward, Aldershot
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership: Ministry of Defence

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    Rushmoor Arena

    HCC Summary:First royal review in 1935
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    HCC Site ID: 1792 Parish:
    Designations: I Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Military site

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    Saint Michael's Abbey (& the Coomb)

    HCC Summary: It was founded in 1881 by the Empress Eugénie as a mausoleum for her husband Napoleon III & their son where she now rests, all in granite sarcophagi provided by Queen Victoria.
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    HCC Site ID: 1293 Parish: Empress Ward, Rushmoor
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    Access: Limited Public Access. See opening times Ownership:

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    Saint Peter's School (Farnborough Park, Farnborough Place)

    HCC Summary: The original Manor House became Farnborough Place which is Grade 2 listed. Early in C20 it was a prep school for boys & then a nursing home. Then followed a period as an hotel through WW II until it was an Int Turbine School. In 1962 it became St Peter’s School. Most of the land had been sold for housing.
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    HCC Site ID: 1294 Parish: Knellwood Ward, Rushmoor
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    Access: No Public Access Ownership:

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    Ship Lane Cemetery

    HCC Summary:
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    HCC Site ID: 1831 Parish:
    Designations: Area: n/k
    Access: Public Access Ownership: Rushmoor Borough Council

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    Sycamores

    HCC Summary: It was built in mid 1860s on land that had been part of Farnborough Place. The nuns at Hillside Convent College moved into the house during WW I. Builder bought house and slowly built on land. House demolished in 1979 to build new houses.
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    HCC Site ID: 1743 Parish: Knellwood Ward, Rushmoor
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    Access: Historic site Ownership: Multiple Private

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    Wellington Monument (& setting)

    HCC Summary: The monument was built to be mounted on the arch at Hyde Park Corner. It was completed in 1846. In 1888 due to traffic problems it was moved to Aldershot. It deteriorated but in 2004 renovation was undertaken & a friends group set up.
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    HCC Site ID: 1862 Parish: Wellington Ward, Aldershot
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    Access: Public Access Ownership: Ministry of Defence

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