Hampshire Treasures

Volume 10 ( Fareham)

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Archaeological evidence suggests that Fareham has been occupied since Roman times. By the 12th century Fareham consisted of a small rural settlement around the church, the churchyard being used for the market. Later the market was moved to the southern end of the High Street; this location can still be identified by the island block of buildings which closes the High Street. The town became a prosperous marketing centre and port, and during the 18th century many naval officers moved here, building the many fine Georgian houses. Particularly pleasing is the series of buildings which follows the curve of the High Street.

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