Category Archives: Interesting Buildings

Hampshire’s history can be told through numerous intriguing buildings from merchant’s houses, to lighthouses, from schools to toll houses and workhouses. There are hundreds of buildings to interest the historian in Hampshire.

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire PeopleThe incredible engineers, the Brunels, father and son are in-extrinsically linked to Portsmouth through deed and birth Marc Isambard Brunel was a frenchman who fled the French Revolution and in 1793, fled to America and became chief engineer of New York City.  By 1799… Continue Reading

Tudor Bramshott Place

Tudor Bramshott Place

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire ArchitectureThe tudor house at Bramshott Place has long gone but it’s gatehouse still stands, albeit in splendid isolation. There was a manor and estate at Bramshott at the time of Domesday. By the late C16th a wealthy cloth merchant from Godalming named John Hooke… Continue Reading