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Holy Rood Church

High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Beautiful clock tower

During the Second World War, most of this church was destroyed by enemy bombing on Nov 1940. Now... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sanctuary in the heart of town

This is a very special place in an otherwise busy part of Southampton. Although the site received... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During the Second World War, most of this church was destroyed by enemy bombing on Nov 1940. Now the town people preserved this place as a memorial. When we visited there after the rain, it was very peaceful. Surprisingly the clock tower is still intact...More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very special place in an otherwise busy part of Southampton. Although the site received a significant amount of bombing during WWII it retains its shape and you will be able to walk into the naive and see the alter and other aspects...More

Thank BackStreetPunk
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a quiet haven on the High Street. Holyrood church was damaged during the heavy air raids of the second world war. The church is dedicated to the sailors and merchant fleet who have lost their lives at sea. The bells still chime, make...More

1  Thank Matt W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Visited this place many times over the last 20 years and always find it a nice place to just stand for five minutes and reflect on what the memorials signifiy. Inside is a monument to the Titanic, Falklands War and the Merchant navy in general....More

Thank Rich J
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A lovely church, situated in Southampton High Street, great views of the church, recommend a visit here.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Church for the sailors, it was bombed during WWII but has been retained as a memorial. Atmospheric, beautiful in it's own damaged way.

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Although it is just a ruine this place impresses. Let the fact that and why it is a ruine get in to you while you are there!

Thank FORZA7777
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Is on the way to the old town from the new town and is an interesting old church which was bombed out. Probably only need 10 minutes but it's worth seeing as you are passing.

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Holy Rood ruin is still stunning. It is sad that it was damaged so brutally during WWII. The tribute to sailors is quite touching. It is nice that the bell still chimes.

Thank marsel2017
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Remarkable tribute to the citizens of Southampton ..there is an audio commentary from some of the people from the city ( unless its been vandalised) telling their experiences from the war and how they felt. Makes you feel pretty humble to say the least !!

Thank HampshireTeddy
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Rosy J
2 April 2017|
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Response from Outofthelaw | Reviewed this property |
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