Vere Ponsonby,
9th Earl of Bessborough


Here are some stories from the Census, and the hidden histories of past residents of the village, allowing  a longer-term perspective on the evolution of the village.

To mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth in 2022, we asked residents to share their memories of meeting Her Majesty. Read their stories here.

If you would like to contribute your own or your ancestor’s story of life in Rowlands Castle, or if you are new to the village and  would like to describe your reasons for moving here, please contact the editor

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