See Southampton Heritage Guides – Sightseeing tours, tour guides and accessible tours

Old Bonded Warehouse

Old Bonded Warehouse The Old Bonded Warehouse was outside the Town Walls before 1795. It was clearly designed with a planned canal in mind. Originally a flight of steps ran down from the building to the proposed canal with a recess in which barges could be loaded. The canal scheme collapsed in 1808. Why the […]

Old Farm House

Old Farm House Until, the 1850’s the Old Farm House pub stood in open fields, the land originally belonged to St. Denys Priory. A brick records the date of the present building as 1611. It is thought Oliver Cromwell and/or his son Richard stayed there. Richard had married Dorothy Major a grand-daughter of a former […]

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey The link between the Ordnance Survey and Southampton goes back to 1841. It was formed in 1791 to carry out a military survey of England and based in the Tower of London. In October 1841 a devastating fire led to the Survey moving to military premises in Southampton at the junction of the […]

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