Ringwood Town Council

Special Features

This page highlights special features in the town of Ringwood.

Ringwood Centenary Lantern

This Centenary Lantern was designed to provide a permanent Memorial to those from our community who have given their lives as members of our Armed Forces in the service of our country in past conflicts.

Since August 2014 a lantern has been lit on the day each person died and on days of national significance. 

The current lantern was commissioned and paid for by the people of Ringwood and the Town Council and dedicated on 3rd November 2018 to mark the Centenary of the Armistice 1918 – 2018, the end of WW1.

The Ringwood Meeting House holds a complete record of all those Remembered here and on the Ringwood War Memorial. 

The names of all those being remembered may be found here.

Jubilee Lamp

The iconic Jubilee Lamp, in Ringwood’s Market Place, was constructed in 1887 for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

A Grade II listed monument, it is built on a stone plinth, and made from cast-iron, with copper lanterns.

2013 saw the completion of a complex restoration project involving carefully removing the old layers of paint, repairing the lanterns off-site and then re-painting the stand in black. Black was chosen due to the fact that the original lamp, being cast iron, would have been black, and because it is the most hard-wearing colour for maintenance.

Thanks to input from a working group of councillors and residents, the lamp has been transformed. The cost of the restoration works was funded by the Town Council with the aid of grant support from the Cleaning Services Group (CSG).

The contract for the restoration was won by JW UK. Photographs below show the lamp as it was in 2004, immediately ‘before’ restoration, with pictures of the dismantled lanterns being restored in the workshop and the stand under renovation.

The final result is spectacular, with the copper finish of the lanterns contrasting with the cleaned and repainted cast iron lamp stand. Ringwood can once again be proud of the lamp as a beautiful historic landmark.


21 March 2023


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