Then and Now

“Rowlands Castle – a small village in Hampshire bordering on the county of Sussex and close to Stansted Park. It was once a village of some note from two annual fairs being held there in May and November – chiefly for cattle.”

“It was also noted as a place much frequented by smugglers, and is memorable for the plotted murders of the two Customs House Officers Galley and Chater in the year 1747.” 

C R Cotton. 1862

Modern photo – April 1992

May 2018

Extract from 1842 Idsworth Parish Tithe Map

Extract from 1897 OS Map