Stockbridge and Kingsham services
Two petrol stations and car dealerships at the exit from the Stockbridge Roundabout. Each side has its own dedicated petrol station but you can use the many roundabouts to turn around.
Short stay customer parking is available for cars on both sides. No HGV parking is available at either site.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Chichester By Pass
PO19 8FH / PO19 8TH
- 🗺 Grid reference: SU861037
🌍 Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
Planning permission for the two filling stations, one either side of the Stockbridge roundabout, were first granted in 1982. Both filling stations were built and opened in around 1988 by City Garages Ltd as Texaco sites with Star Market stores; the westbound one was named Stockbridge and the eastbound Kingsham. The eastbound one was built on the former Kingsham Farm and the two sites were often collectively known as 'City Garage'.
Both sites gained an AJ's restaurant in 1987, each with a dedicated car park. They both had play areas; the westbound one was by the road and the eastbound one was at the back. The restaurants later became Starvin Marvin's restaurants following their acquisition by the The Celebrated Group in 1997. Soon afterwards the westbound one was sold to Little Chef, while the eastbound one was sold to a car dealership. That Little Chef then closed in 2005 and is now a bed store.
Both filling stations went onto gain Somerfield stores in the 2000s and in 2010, following the acquisition of the Somerfield chain, both filling stations were acquired by The Co-operative Group who rebranded the stores to Co-op Food.
The service area used to be fully signed, advertising toilets, a petrol station (with the old-style pump symbol) and a restaurant. Those signs are now battered and mostly missing, suggesting the place doesn't want to be an official service area any more.
The westbound half-mile sign was removed in 2010. Shortly afterwards, the approach sign (which was unusually positioned on the roundabout itself) was mostly covered up, leaving just an updated pump symbol.
The eastbound half-mile sign had most its symbols covered up in 2012. It is still there, with its old-style pump symbol, but is usually covered by the bushes. The approach sign had its symbols covered up around the same time, leaving just the old pump symbol. In 2016 the sign was taken down and replaced with a non-standard 'Petrol Station' sign. There was an additional sign at the entrance, which was taken down around the time the symbols were covered up.
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