We Love Gosport Market

Legend has it that Gosport’s charter to hold markets dates back almost 1,000 years when in 1158 Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester – in consideration of kindness shown to his brother, King Stephen, who, in a voyage from Normandy, landed here after a storm – bestowed on the village of ‘Gods-port’ three market-days in each week.

Today Gosport High Street has two market days, Saturday and Tuesday. In recent years the volume of traders visiting the market has dipped however, it remains a hugely important part of the fabric of the town centre.

We are therefore working with traders to give market days a bit of a lift by encouraging themed markets and encouraging a broader range of traders.

Where are we now?

We are currently working to understand exactly how the market operates and establish how best to help. We aim to have an action plan in place by the end 2021.