Travel arrangements at Stockheath were unfit for Sir George

Stockheath level crossing, signal box and crossing keepers house, Staunton Road between Havant and Bedhampton stations.
Stockheath level crossing, signal box and crossing keepers house, Staunton Road between Havant and Bedhampton stations.
Can anyone take a guess where this photograph was taken? I think it might be along Pembroke Road.

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Between Havant and Bedhampton stations there was a further level crossing at Stockheath allowing Staunton Road access from West Street to Stockheath Lane.

It is said that when Sir George Staunton of Leigh Park House wanted to visit anyone in the Farlington area he had to pass over this crossing then turn right into West Street and then pass over the Bedhampton Crossing.

He got so fed up of the difficult travel situation that he decided to build a a new road from Stockheath Lane to Bedhampton Road.

This meant that he by-passed both crossings and made his journey substantially easier.

That road is now New Road.

The crossing was not often used and remained closed until traffic pulled up at the gates then the signalman would open them and close them again.

It was dismantled in the early 1970s when a footbridge was placed just west of the former crossing.