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Rowner, Hampshire

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Rowner, Hampshire

Rowner is a part of Gosport, Hampshire, mostly famous for the high rise flats which dominate the area, known as 'The Concrete Jungle'. Rowner was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, during the 11th century. In the area is a field, accessible for walkers, and a dirt track for BMX and Mountain Bike riders. There are currently{January 2010} plans by the local council, to demolish hundreds of private homes in part of Rowner (Rowner Destruction Scheme), in an attempt to gentrify the area.
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU5801
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
 

Other names by which Rowner, Hampshire has been known in the past

Ruenore

Rowner, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rowner.-- par., Hants, 2½ miles NW. of Gosport, 1217 ac., pop. 187.

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