English Heritage

English Heritage has some fascinating properties in Hampshire:

Bishop’s Waltham Palace – Palace

Medieval palace ruins (together with later additions) used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese.

Calshot Castle – Device Fort

Picturesque castle set in the coastal village of Calshot

Flowerdown Barrows – Tumuli

Three Bronze Age burial mounds, once part of a much larger ‘barrow cemetery’, including two bowl barrows, and the largest and finest disc barrow in Hampshire.

Fort Brockhurst – Fort

One of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its harbour against a French invasion.

Hurst Castle – Device Fort

Built by Henry VIII, it’s one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England

King James’s and Landport Gates, Portsmouth – City gates

Two ornamental gateways, once part of Portsmouth’s defences. King James’s Gate (of 1687) has been moved, but Landport Gate (1760), remains in its original position.

Medieval Merchant’s House, Southampton – Town house

Home and place of business which was once on one the busiest streets in medieval Southampton.

Netley Abbey – Abbey

The most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England, with almost all the walls of its 13th-century church still standing, along with many monastic buildings.

Portchester Castle – Roman fort and Castle

Medieval castle built within a former Roman fort at Portchester to the east of Fareham

Royal Garrison Church (Domus Dei), Portsmouth – Hospital and Church

Royal Garrison Church built in about 1212 as part of a hospital complex. The nave was badly damaged in a firebomb raid on Portsmouth in 1941 but the chancel remains.

Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre – Roman town and Amphitheatre

Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchester became Calleva Atrebatum – a large and important Roman town.

Southwick Priory – Priory

Remains of a wealthy Augustinian priory, originally founded at Portchester. It was once a famous place of pilgrimage. Only part of the refectory wall survives.

The Grange, Northington – Country House

Set like a lakeside temple in a landscaped park, The Grange at Northington is the foremost example of the Greek Revival style in England.

Titchfield Abbey – Abbey

Ruins of a 13th century Premonstratensian abbey, which was later converted into a Tudor mansion. The church was rebuilt as a grand turreted gatehouse.

Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop’s Palace), Winchester – Castle

Wolvesey has been an important home to the rich and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times.