We are so pleased that Blackbrook House has recently featured in a double page spread of the local Fareham Today magazine. The article included the background history to our lovely building and describes the architecture in our home. Did you know Blackbrook House is built from Beaulieu Brick, and that the original Georgian cornicing and doors are still in place here?
In 1930 the house was requisitioned for the war effort, and in 1950 it became a maternity home. Many women who had their babies at Blackbrook described it as a 'haven of tranquility', and I think if you visit our Residential Care Home for the elderly (as it is today), the feeling still happily very much persists. The maternity hospital closed in 2009, and in 2010, Stephen Press bought Blackbrook.
Stephen who has a strong background in the care profession; and in fact worked at Blackbrook during his training as a nurse many years ago, has diligently refurbished the house back to it's former glory. Stephen says 'I think of this place as the grand old lady of Fareham. Blackbrook has always been a family home and we wanted to reflect that in it's restoration. Our residents call the place 'Little Downton', I think they like the stately home feel it has.'
If you would like to find out more about the History of Blackbrook House Residential Care Home for the elderly, we have a record of it's history here.
You can read the article about Blackbrook House entitled 'Blackbrook House, Fareham's Little Downton' in the Fareham Today Magazine online by clicking here.