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Rowlands Castle

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Rowland's Castle is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 2.9 miles north of Havant, on the Hampshire/West Sussex border.The village lies in the area of the former Forest of Bere on the eastern boundary of Hampshire. To the east in the parish of Stoughton, West Sussex is Stansted Park. Former British tennis player Chris Wilkinson is a notable figure living in Rowland's Castle.The villageIt is largely a quiet residential village, with four pubs and a few small shops, including a hardware store, which appeared in an episode of the 2010 series of The Apprentice, and local convenience store. The village takes its name from a Motte-and-bailey castle, the remains of which are situated to the south of Redhill Road and west of the railway line, east of the current centre of the village.Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, a famous Royal Navy diver, post WWII, lived in Whichers Gate Road and was a local at the Staunton Arms Pub at the entrance of the village, where he was remembered by local villagers.Former Van Morrison guitarist Herbie Armstrong once operated The Fountain Inn in the centre of the village next to the Village Green. His weekly live music evenings attracted music lovers from across the region, and have been known to include some famous faces; Mick Hucknall on one occasion.
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