War Memorial Park, Romsey, (also known as War Memorial Park, Romsey), England
Record Id: 4910
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The park was created on a two hectare (five acre) meadow, known locally as Street Mead, with money collected for a World War 1 memorial. It lies between two arms of the River Test, and comprises grassed areas and flower beds, a war memorial (1921) and a restored bandstand (2002). The park also incorporates a children's play area, bowling green and tennis courts. It is well maintained and in good order.
In 2015 after an appeal, a ‘War Horse’ memorial statue was unveiled to commemorate the World War I centenary and the equine contribution, many horses having been trained at the Romsey Remount Centre.
Brief history of site
After World War 1, money was collected for a memorial which was used to provide a public park. The park opened in 1920.
Address: Memorial Park, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8FE
Hampshire; Test Valley; Romsey
Historical County: Hampshire
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Opening contact details:
The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1920
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2