Properties and events in Eastleigh 2017
Properties and events in Eastleigh 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Churchyard of All Saints, Hursley, Hampshire
Sir Thomas Heathcote (1721 - 1787) built the mausoleum in 1771. It is a square classical brick-built mausoleum, with a low-domed roof and a fine…
Sir Thomas Heathcote (1721 - 1787) built the mausoleum in 1771. It is a square classical brick-built mausoleum, with a low-domed roof and a fine doorway with a rusticated stone surround. This gives entrance to a broad passage with 35 burial spaces on each side, about half of them filled. There are inscriptions on all the loculi containing coffins.
Close to the mausoleum is the tomb of John Keble, in whose memory Keble College Oxford was founded.
- Sunday 9 September: 1400-1600
No booking required
Access to mausoleum is along churchyard path. Small step into building.
Royal Victoria Country Park
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Hampshire, SO31 5GA
Join us at the Royal Victoria Country Park for an exciting weekend of talks, tours, activities and a pop-up exhibition. These events will explore…
Join us at the Royal Victoria Country Park for an exciting weekend of talks, tours, activities and a pop-up exhibition. These events will explore the hidden history of the park, which was once the site of the Royal Victoria Hospital, personally commissioned and opened by Queen Victoria to serve the soldiers of the Empire. The Grade II* listed chapel is all that remains of the former military hospital and is currently undergoing a £3.2 million conservation project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
During our Heritage Open Days weekend, there will be free tours of the park and Netley Military Cemetery with one of our knowledgeable park guides, who will bring the park’s history to life for you. In the Empire Room there will be an exhibition about the history of the site and activities for children, and visitors will even be able to handle objects from our military history collection.
There will also be the opportunity to don a hard hat and hi-vis jacket and go into the chapel for a Sneak Peek Chapel Tour with Richard, our project manager, and Bethan, the senior architect. Richard and Bethan will give visitors an introduction to the project and a sneak peek at the conservation works taking place inside the chapel. There will also be the chance to go out on to the exterior scaffold, so a head for heights would be advantageous!
Tours will run every hour from 10:30 until 16:00 on both days, and must be pre-booked.
- Saturday 8 September: 1030-1600
- Sunday 9 September: 1030-1600
Main site and Empire Room are free to explore, but tours and site visit must be pre-booked. Please go to the weblink below and use the search, there are multiple pages. Go to: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/rvcp/whatson Booking opens: 7 August 2017 01:00 Booking closes: 8 September 2017 12:00
Sneak Peek Chapel Tours: solid shoes must be worn. People wearing sandals, flip flops or slingback shoes will not able to enter. This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable to under 16s. This is due to the tour taking place on a working building site. The park itself is largely accessible to users of wheelchairs and pushchairs. Most of our paths are flat and smooth, and a ramp allows access to the beach. Our children’s play area contains fully accessible equipment. Wheelchairs are available to borrow and guide dogs are welcomed.
Max 15 people per tour/session.
If you are driving to the site using a satellite navigation system, we recommend using the postcode SO31 5DQ. There is parking available in the park, at £1.80 for up to an hour and £4 for the whole day.
The GAF Centre (Greyladyes Arts Foundation)
Greyladyes Arts Foundation, G A F Centre, School Road, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 8BX
During the Heritage Open Days weekend GAF will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Conservation areas. We will be putting on a range of events…
During the Heritage Open Days weekend GAF will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Conservation areas. We will be putting on a range of events and activities at our Grade II listed building situated in the Old Bursledon conservation area. On both the Saturday & Sunday there will be walking tours, heritage displays on the Hamble River & its villages, an art exhibition, craft activities and much much more.
Book your space now for our FREE tours that are happening over the Heritage Open Days weekend at GAF. (see below for booking information)
Saturday 9th September at 1pm Tour of Old Bursledon to include Greyladyes Park by our local historian Jeff Martin.
Sunday 10th September at 1pm tour by ranger Jenny Wedick of Site of Special Scientific Interest Hacketts Marsh. Approx 1 - 1.5 hour duration.
Don't forget to also checkout Bursledon Brickworks and Bursledon Windmill that will also be taking part in this years Heritage Open Days.
- Saturday 8 September: 10:00 - 16:00
- Sunday 9 September: 10:00 - 16:00
GAF Centre is free to explore but the tours should be pre-booked Contact: Leanne Renshaw Call: 02380406604 Email: email@example.com Go to: http://tickets.gaf.org.uk Booking opens: 1 August 2017 00:00 Booking closes: 8 September 2017 16:00
Access via steps with a handrail
Max 25 people per tour/session.
The GAF Centre can be accessed by bus, train, bike or by car. Public transport: Nearest train station: Bursledon (7 minute walk) Nearest bus stop: Lowford (20 minute walk) & Bridge Road nr Church Lane (A27) (10 minute walk) By road: From the A27 at the River Hamble and railway bridge turn up Church Lane leading straight into School Road. After traveling half a mile from the A27 GAF's bell tower is on the left. There is limited on-road parking available outside the GAF Centre, please make use of the nearby car parks.