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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.

Location information:

Address: Memorial Park, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8FE

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Test Valley; Romsey

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU349210
Latitude: 50.9874 Longitude: -1.50416

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2

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