The picture of the gateway to the old Royal Hospital, Portsmouth, I published last month was seen by David Shepherd from Boarhunt.
When the gate was demolished in 1969 the rubble was dumped on waste ground in Tipner Street.
David, who used to live at Rudmore Wharf Road had his house taken by compulsory purchase for the M275 and he moved to the country.
He asked if he could have some of the larger pieces. Loading the rubble on to a low-loader, he took it to Boarhunt where most was used for a rockery. Several parts of the columns were used as posts to his drive and another six-foot high piece is now in his garden.