The 1642 Living History Village



Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB

Tel: +44 01329 846186

The 1642 Living History Village


It is the year of our Lord 1642, and I am Mistress Eve situated in the hamlet of Rowner in the grounds of Grange Farm, farmed by Master Stares.

Just down the road is the church of St Mary the Virgin, the Rector is James Searle.

Times are hard for me, I make baskets in the spring of the year, from willow taken from the wetlands locally. In the summer of the year I make buttons to sell to traders who pass through and in the autumn of the year I sell myself at the hiring fayre in Titchfield.

Last year I was lucky enough to be bought by the Master of Titchfield Grammar School to serve in his house during the winter months, returning to Rowner in the spring the following year.

King Charles is on the throne and unrest is apparent, with Lord Goring as Governor of Portsmouth. But this is all idle gossip. To learn more about our village please come and visit us at Little Woodham.

Please note that due to current government advice and Covid-19 restrictions, unfortunately the decision has been made to keep the village closed throughout the remainder of the 2020 season. Opening dates for 2021 will be published as soon as they are available.

Opening Times, 10.30 am till 4.30pm last entry 3.30pm.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket
Child aged 3-16£4.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults 3 children)£16.00 per ticket
Seniors£4.00 per ticket



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Members prepared to assist with 'feeling' objects.
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Must be kept on lead
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Soft drinks and biscuits only.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be kept on a lead.
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A32. A32 to Gosport to Fort Brockhurst and on to Rowneer Road. Turn left into Grange Road, then right into Howe Road. Follow brown signs to Village.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Portsmouth or Fareham. From Portsmouth take ferry to Gosport and take bus 88 from bus station to Howe Road. From Fareham bus station take bus to Howe Road.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Open on specific dates throughout the year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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