857 – The ages of Gosport

On the left of the header picture is Rowner Church. The original church is 12th Century. Not the building we are looking at. In reality, only a small part of the church inside remains from the original.

The Rowner / Alverstoke area has it’s own Mott and Bailey. This is a secure structure built on top of a small mound and a larger community below it surrounded by a protectective wall, typically built from wood. These are likely to be the oldest structures in the area.

I think Gosport itself didn’t come in to existence 1500s yet Alverstoke and Rowner were mentionned in the Domesday Book.

It is easy to forget the history that surrounds us.

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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