SU4111 : Southampton Bar Gate and Guildhall

taken 4 years ago, near to Southampton, Great Britain

Southampton Bar Gate and Guildhall
Southampton Bar Gate and Guildhall
This two storey stone and flint building dates from circa 1180 with restored work carried out in 1864-5. It was built as a town gateway with Guildhall at first floor level. The ground floor has a central round-headed archway of circa 1180; two other arches added in 1764 and 1774. The south side has four windows lighting the upper storey room (restored 1864-5). Between the centre two windows, there is a trefoiled niche which containing a statue of George III in Roman costume (see SU4111 : George III Statue on Southampton Bar Gate). This replaced a wooden statue of Queen Anne, now in the Bargate Museum. The bell attached on the left hand side, which dates from 1605, was the curfew and alarm bell.

The building is grade I-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1092087 LinkExternal link Heritage Gateway). Regarded as one of the finest town gateways in England, it is also Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 419 116 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.1575N 1:24.2537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 419 115
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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