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.