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After and Before

By pamelajean
(Continuing my Southampton series).
2 images, after and before recent restoration.

The Star Hotel dates back to at least the early 17th century when it appears in Court records.
The current building dates from the 18th century. The iron balcony is post-1840.

From the late 18th century it was a famous coaching inn and still retains the archway through which coaches passed to the courtyard and stables.

Everyone who was anyone stayed there during the reign of Queen Victoria, including the Queen herself and members of her family, along with the cream of Georgian and Victorian society.

Thanks to everyone who showed appreciation for my last upload.


Tags: Architecture Southampton Historic Royalty Restored 17th century Architecture Grade 11 listed building Hampshire England UK Iron balcony Re-painted Coaching Inn

Voters: banehawi, johnriley1uk, mrswoolybill and 45 more

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banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
18 Aug 2022 5:08PM
Theyre doing a nice job
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2022 6:08PM
Yes, some lovely work going on here
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2022 9:59PM
Nice record of restoration and interesting history...Alan
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2022 10:27PM
The opener shows how effective the makeover was but I canít help liking the weargered textures of your opener.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
19 Aug 2022 12:02AM
It is nice to see the before and after images, to appreciate the difference a coat of paint can make to a view. The fancy scroll work looks very Victoriana!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
19 Aug 2022 12:11PM
Two fine images of this beautiful ornate ironwork, Pamela, love the lead, but good to see the wider version before restoration too 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
19 Aug 2022 1:26PM
Yes it's good to see the restoration, the iron balcony is beautiful and its interesting to see how the building was before.

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2022 1:56PM
Really interesting write up. Super lead shot too.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2022 4:35PM
Looks so smart with some fresh paint
Fenfotos 7 35 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2022 10:52AM
Very striking lead image.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2022 6:27PM
Excellent work, nice to see the difference...
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