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Tour HampshireHampshire and the Isle of Wight (Pevsner Buildings of England S.) Tour Hampshire. The southern county of Hampshire has a splendidly varied range of fine buildings. Winchester, with its Cathedral, Castle, College and churches, has some of the finest medieval architecture in England. At Southampton the walled medieval port is still recognisable; in contrast, Portsmouth is of special interest for its extensive Georgian and Victorian dock buildings. The rich countryside abounds in attractive villages and small towns with notable churches and houses, from Norman Romsey Abbey and the quiet grandeur of The Vyne with its audacious portico by John Webb to the early nineteenth-century Neo-Grecian of the Grange. Smaller delights include Jane Austen's house at Chawton and Stanley Spencer's unparalleled series of paintings in the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere.

Lost GardenGertrude Jekyll's Lost Garden: The Restoration of an Edwardian Masterpiece The garden at the Manor House, Upton Grey in Hampshire was designed by Gertrude Jekyll for Charles Holme, the founder of 'The Studio'. Having fallen into disrepair it has been accurately and painstakingly recreated over a period of 16 years to embody Gertrude Jekyll's original vision. It now contains the only complete restored Jekyll wild garden still in existence. The recreation was made possible by the discovery of Jekyll's original plans at the Reef Point Collection in the United States, secured for posterity by the great American landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. Rosamund Wallinger, the current owner of the Manor House, personally undertook the restoration of this Edwardian masterpiece. Meticulous records and photographs kept throughout the restoration have enabled Rosamund Wallinger to produce a beautifully illustrated and historic document. Full of fascinating horticultural details, and tinged with a very necessary sense of humour, her account makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in garden design and garden history. Tour Hampshire.

Maritime PortsmouthMaritime Portsmouth: A History and Guide Tour Hampshire. For three centuries Portsmouth has been the leading base of the Royal Navy, although its history as a port can be traced back to Roman times. From the Roman walls at Portchester to the best preserved Georgian dockyard in the world, and HMS Victory the most illustrious survivor from the sailing navy, Portsmouth can lay claim to being the most important naval site in the UK and, perhaps, the world. Certainly, no other dockyard can claim to be as complete and to have as varied a selection of buildings from all periods as Portsmouth. Of course, it is not just the port's naval heritage that is important. The town is one of the major ferry ports of the UK, with services to Gosport, the Isle of Wight and France. Shipbuilding is also important, with Vosper Thorneycroft still building vessels at the port. Maritime Portsmouth is an invaluable guide to this most historic of ports.

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