Uncovering the history of Havant

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

Take a walk through history by following the refreshed Havant Heritage Trail.

Established by the Rotary Club of Havant, Havant Borough Council and the Bosmere 100, the trail is a chance to step back in time and find out what the area used to look like.

Whether it's the Roman foundations of St Faith’s Church, the centuries old plaque at Barclay’s Passage or the ‘Battle of Havant’ at the Railway Station - there is a lot to discover.

Running through Havant town centre, each of the 34 historic locations is marked by a plaque to explain its history. This year the Rotary Club has cleaned some of the plaques and replaced weathered signage to give the trail a fresh look.

To follow the trail simply pick up a Havant Heritage Trail leaflet - which includes an easy to read map of the 34 locations. Leaflets are available from various places in Havant town centre and can be downloaded from the Havant Borough Council website. They have been created by the council in partnership with the Rotary Club of Havant. 

Councillor Leah Turner, Cabinet Lead for Communities, Development and Housing, said: “Now in its 11th year, the Heritage Trail is a great way to explore Havant town centre. The Rotary Club of Havant is active within the borough and we are pleased to have worked with them on this project.”

For more information, including details about the 34 locations, please visit the Havant Borough Council website.