About The Area

Gosport and Lee on the Solent

Situated on the South Coast, Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent has a strong military connection, which dates back to the eighteenth century when Portsmouth Dockyard was extended across the harbour into Gosport at Priddys Hard and Royal Clarence Yard. Grange Airfield had long been used for flight training and trained pilots for World War II. Nearby HMS Daedalus, at Lee-on-the-Solent, was a Fleet Air Arm base. The town made a major contribution to D-Day with three embarkation points at Stokes Bay, Beach Road and Hardway. In the 1930’s, ship and boat building and supplying the Royal Navy dominated the Gosport economy. But in the post war years, new factories were built on bomb-damaged sites and the town thrived with factories making televisions and other electronic equipment, plastic products, pharmaceuticals and wallpaper. Then the 1990’s saw the closure of several defence establishments and so Gosport turned from its reliance on the Navy and defence to create new employment in new industries.

Boat building and sailing have long been established in the area with the first marina appearing in 1957 and several other busy and thriving marinas opening since.

Between 1827 and 1831 Robert Cruickshanks, architect, designed “The Crescent”, the grand Georgian terrace of houses described as the best example of this type in Hampshire and these remain an important part of Gosport’s history.

In terms of housing Gosport, Lee-on-the-Solent with adjacent Hill Head and Stubbington offer a wide variety of properties from studio flats to large, detached houses standing in their own grounds, and with the regeneration of the former Naval bases there are now many properties situated along the harbour entrance at Portsmouth and also looking out over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Lee-on-the-Solent has its own range of shops providing a village style community, and Gosport High Street includes the Town Hall, major banks and shops. A short passenger trip across on the Ferry to Portsmouth gives access to the mainline railway station to Waterloo and also the popular Gunwharf retail development situated on the former grounds of HMS Vernon.

Stubbington Village centre is approximately 1 mile from the beach, and there are a good range of shops for most daily requirements. Hill Head enjoys beach front property and adjoins Titchfield Haven with its well-known bird sanctuary.

Gosport, Lee-on-the-Solent and the surrounding areas are well served for recreational facilities including several yacht clubs, two golf courses, two tennis/squash clubs, angling clubs etc

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Village Amenities

Alverstoke Village 

Village Fish Bar 023 92580766 Website

Little Palace Chinese Restaurant 023 92588428 Website

Village Home Public House 023 92581171 Website

Harpers & Co Health & Beauty 023 92511107 Website

Homeflair 023 92511387 Website

Edwina Sleat Florist 023 92583128


Lee-On-The-Solent and Stubbington 

Lee Florist 023 92 552811

N A Griffiths Butchers 023 92 550117 Website

Solent Funeral Services 023 92717039 Website

Lee-On-The-Solent Sailing Club 023 92 550317 Website

All Seasons Fruiterers  023 92 553335

Chans Optometrist Ltd 023 92 551919 Website

Sue Wassall Opticians  023 92 550723 Website

Lee Tandori Restaurant 023 92 551408 Website

Bluebird Cafe  023 92 550773 Website

The Strawberry Workshop 023 92552320 Website

Kea Dental Health Practice 023 92554485 Website

Canine Plus 023 92 556080 Website

The Book Shop 023 92 556592 Website

Solent Restaurant 023 92  551765 Website

Sapori Italian Restaurant 023 92 554646 Website

Moto Mart 023 92 987989 Website

Ambassador Travel 023 92 290480 Website

Solent Mobility 023 92 009999 Website

Panache Hair 023 92 550562

Nikki Froud Hairdressing 023 92 556222 Website

Blue Cobra Restaurant 023 92 551209 

Finishing Touches Gift Shop 023 92 553701 Website

Post Offices

Lee On Solent Post Office

119 – 121 High Street

Lee On The Solent

PO13 9DA

023 9255 0218

Cherque Farm Post Office

Unit A, Anstice Court

Lee On The Solent

PO13 8AT

023 9255 4269

Alverstoke Post Office

26 Village Road

PO12 2LF

023 92 580120

Police Stations

Fareham Police Station
Quay Street
PO16 0NA

Maintenance/Building Contractors

Gary Mifsud Builders – 07872014145 

SKW Property Services – 07825150770 (Scott Wakefield)

John Unwin Handyman – 07773039747

Breeze Electrical – 07909546402 (Darren Breeze)

CRS Specialised Building Services Ltd – 023 92 583084 (Ken White)

Simons Helping Hands (lawn mowing etc) – 07760136665/023 92 710050 (Simon Marsden)

Laming & Howard Double Glazing – 023 92 554885

DJB home Improvements –  023 92 526604

Mifsud Builders – 023 92 580005

Tony Denning Decorating Contractors – 023 92 781341

Andy Read Builder – 023 92 521648 – 07747784134

B2 Solutions – 07890 579613 (Brian Bodenham)

Floorstyle Direct – Mobile Carpet & Vinyl Specialists 0800 389 2177 (Graeme Hares) 

Landscapes4living Ltd – Professional landscapers 02393 077839 landscapes4living.co.uk


Bay House Sixth Form                 023 92 587931

St Vincent Sixth Form Vincent College          023 92 588311

Fareham College                           01329 815200

Brune Park Community College    02392 616000


Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors Lee-On-Solent 023 92 551500

Solent Property Lawyers Lee-On-Solent 023 92 556685

Glanvilles Solicitors Fareham 01329 282841

Bruttons Fareham 01329 236171


Solent View Medical Practice
023 92 550220
The Health Centre, Manor Way, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9JG

Stubbington Medical Practice
01329 664231
The Surgery, Park Lane, Stubbington, Hampshire, PO14 2JP


Alver Veterinary Group
01329 667551
30 Stubbington Green, Stubbington, Hampshire, PO14 2LE


Apollo – Fareham
0871 220 6000
Unit L4, Market Quay, 3 Vannes Parade, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0BX

Odeon – Port Solent
0871 224 4007
Cosham, Portway, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4TS

Vue Cinema – Portsmouth
0871 224 0240
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TA

Council Offices

Fareham Borough Council
01329 236100
Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7EP

Fareham Borough Council
01329 821770
Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ

Gosport Borough Council
023 92 584242
Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EB

Gosport Borough Council
02392 584242
Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EB


Lee Methodist Church
High Street, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9HY

St Faiths Church
Victoria Square, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NF

St John The Evangelist
South Place, Lee On The Solent, PO13 9AS


Lee Hub/ Independent Community Library
023 92 551 047
12-16 High Street, Lee-On-The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BZ

Stubbington Library
01329 663775
Stubbington Lane, Stubbington, Hampshire, PO14 2PP

Sports and Leisure

Gosport Leisure Centre
023 9252 2532
Holbrook recreation Centre, Off Forest Way, Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0ZX

Lee On Solent Squash & Tennis Club
023 9255 0381
41-46 Manor way, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9JQ


Gosport War Memorial Hospital
023 92 524611
Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PW

Queen Alexandra Hospital
023 92 286000
Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY

St. Marys Hospital
023 92 894419
West Wing, Milton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6AD


Boots Pharmacy
023 92 550252
111 High Street, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BU

Boots Pharmacy

023 92 550121

130-132 High Street, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9DD

Citizens advice bureau

023 9252 0112
Martin Snape House, 96 Pavillion Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1GE