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Holy Rood Church

High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Sanctuary of Memories

Bult in 1320 the church was bombed in WW2 and the shell now stands as a memorial to sailors that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rapidsman
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Bradenton, Florida
Ruins from The Blitz Bombing

Ruins of church on High Street Southampton. Originally built in the 1300's. Badly damaged by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who lost their lives in World War II.
  • Excellent34%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
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+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bult in 1320 the church was bombed in WW2 and the shell now stands as a memorial to sailors that have lost their lives at sea. Inside the old walls stand a monument dedicated by the mother's of sailors that lost their sons on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruins of church on High Street Southampton. Originally built in the 1300's. Badly damaged by bombing in WW2. Kept As A Memorial to those who lost their lives

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in on a beautiful sunny evening, and loved the atmosphere. It is a small ruined church, but is really peaceful and pretty. Worth a look.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was once the main church in town but was very badly bombed during ww2 as was all of the High Street where it stands. There is a very good recording of the history of the church inside the walls.

Thank Bernie C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We found the church during a walk around this part of Southampton. It is a very moving memorial to the merchant navy. In an area with such a naval history and some remarkable museums it was still a quiet oasis just to remember the cost...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Incredible history. Make sure you read the memorial plaques as well as the information boards on the disused pub next door about the QE2.

Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

This interesting little historic site in Southampton city centre won’t take long to explore: 10 minutes maximum if you’re REALLY examining everything. However, it’s a nice stop off point. There are audio guides for various aspects of the site, and other famous things about Southampton.

Thank Laurie C
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Located right in the centre of the city, this remarkable old ruined church acts as a memorial and an interesting few minutes can be spent reading the plaques and list of names of those killed in the area.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This stop will take you very few minutes, but is totally worth your time. Bombed out church with only the stone framework outlining the original structure. It's now dedicated to those military men and women who have their lives. Fascinating clock.. Wait for the chimes.

Thank rockyisle
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Quick to visit and free. The church has been converted in a public area that you can visit during daytime. One of the most beautiful places in Southampton, which is not hard, as there is not too much to visit in there.

Thank Debby P
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Rosy J
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I can't say for certain but the damaged church is visible - There is a further memorial to the engineers on the Titanic at the Junction of London Road where it runs into above bar on the left as you go down. There is also... More
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