Gosport Heritage Action Zone

Gosport’s Heritage Action Zone is pooling the skills and resources of a number of partners to save the town’s military heritage – from barracks to trenches and green spaces – using it as an anchor to support the town’s regeneration so that the local community will benefit.

Gosport is a town on the south coast of England, not far from Portsmouth. In the late-17th century Portsmouth began to grow rapidly – the Navy created a significant demand for beer, meat, bread and other goods. Tradesmen in Gosport supplied some of Portsmouth’s needs and as a result, the town grew too.

Gosport is home to a number of naval buildings and places of historic interest. Whilst Gosport is still home to HMS Sultan and a Naval Armament Supply Facility as well as a Helicopter Repair base, many of the historic buildings are derelict and in need of a new use and lease of life.

Projects coming up

From feasibility studies to place making and public engagement – a number of separate projects will add up to make a big difference to Gosport’s future prosperity.

Survey of Browndown First World War practice trenches.
Area assessment of Royal Clarence Yard.
Visit the Historic England website for up to date details.

https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/heritage-action-zones/gosport/