Friends of Calthorpe Park Launch Meeting Presentation

A Brief History of Calthorpe Park
Kit Mitchell
Some history of Calthorpe Park
ELVETHAM a parish in Hartley-Wintney
district Area, 3,200 acres.
Real property, £2,349. Population 475.
Houses, 98. The property is all in one
estate. Elvetham Hall is the seat of
Lord Calthorpe.
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales
John Marius Wilson 1870-72
Calthorpe Park area, about 1800
Calthorpe Park
Football Club
Tavistock infants
Hitches Lane
Calthorpe family and estate
Sir Richard Gough (died 1728); a London
merchant who travelled to the Mediterranean,
India and China. In 1717 he purchased
Edgbaston Hall, Birmingham. Start of the
Calthorpe Estates.
Sir Henry Gough, 1st Baronet, M.P. (1709 1774); son of Sir Richard. His second wife
was Barbara (1716 - 1782), only daughter
and heiress of Reynolds Calthorpe (1689 post 1716) of Elvetham, Hampshire. Son
(Henry) and two daughters.
 Henry Gough-Calthorpe, 1st Baron
Calthorpe ( 1749 - 1798) married
Frances (d. 1827) in 1783; eleven
 Frederick Gough, 4th Baron Calthorpe
(1790-1868) succeeded his brothers
George and Charles (who had no
children). In 1823 married Lady
Charlotte Sophia; ten children.
Rachel Gough-Calthorpe, daughter of
Sir Augustus, 6th Baron Calthorpe, married
FitzRoy Hamilton Anstruther in 1898,
creating the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
family. In 1946 gives Calthorpe Park to Fleet
The Conveyance and Covenant
THE Grantor in exercise of the powers in this behalf
conferred upon her by the Settlement and of every or any other
power her hereunto enabling hereby
grants and
conveys unto the Council ALL THOSE
pieces of land situate in the Parish of
Fleet (formerly as to part thereof in the Parish of Elvetham and
as to the remainder thereof in the Parish of Crondall) in the County
of Southampton and containing together Thirty four acres One rood
and Nineteen perches or thereabouts more particularly
described in the Schedule hereto and
delineated on the plan annexed hereto and thereon
distinguished by green edging
Plan in the 1946 Covenant
Cricket ground
Tennis ground
Fish Pond
FOR the benefit and protection of the Grantor her successors in title
and her and their assigns owner or owners of The Settled Estate or
any part thereof and so
as to bind (so far as possible)
the said pieces of land the Council
hereby covenant with the Grantor in
manner following (that is to say)------------------------------(1)
Forthwith to erect and for ever afterwards to maintain fences on
all boundaries of the said lands the material height and design of
such fences to be subject to the approval of the Estate Agent of the
Grantor but post and rail fences of good quality. shall be considered
suitable ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
That the said lands shall be used
only as a public park and recreation
ground for the District of Fleet and
Crookham for the quiet and orderly
pleasure and recreation of the public
and that nothing shall be done or permitted thereon
which may be or become a nuisance or annoyance
to the Grantor or her successors in title or her or
their assigns or her other lessees or tenants or the
OS 1:1250 map date 1970s or 80s
Calthorpe Park 1974
Calthorpe Park 1974
In 1963, the Merivale end of Calthorpe
Park was being used as a land fill
rubbish dump (hence the ground level).
Rubbish dumping ended in 1964 and
the dump was covered with soil.
Various attempts have been made to
build on Calthorpe Park. First an
ambulance station for St Johns, then a
leisure centre.
Tavistock Road Spring 1964
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