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Brief description of site

The small garden consisting of an oblong lawn is outlined by roses set in stone edged beds. These are within the arms of a magnificent stone walled and slated timber framed cloister adorned with bronze memorial plaques and a water fountain. To one side is a parkland with 100 year old oaks under-planted with hollies, and with crocus and narcissus scattered in the grass.

Brief history of site

The Memorial and Garden were commissioned by the second Lord Selborne and built in 1920 to the designs of architect Sir Herbert Baker with bronze plaques by sculptor Charles Wheeler. It was a gift in memory of Lord Selborne’s son killed in WWI and all the men of Blackmore killed in 1914-18 plus a memorial to all the children of the parish. In addition the memorial includes those killed in 1940-45. It is set within parkland left to the parish.

Location information:

Address: Church Lane, Blackmoor, Hampshire, GU33 6BS

Locality: Bordon

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; East Hampshire

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 186 Grid Ref: SU780335
Latitude: 51.0955 Longitude: -0.887514

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1920

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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