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Holy Rood Church 4

By pamelajean
(Continuing and also concluding my Southampton series. The Old Town has over 90 listed buildings and more than 30 ancient monuments, with medieval wine vaults, an array of medieval churches, and fine Georgian houses and hotels).

In the corner of the former nave is an anchor behind which is a plaque bearing the legend.
The Plaque states – “The church of Holy Rood erected on this site in 1320 was damaged by enemy action on 30 Nov 1940. Known for centuries as the Church of the Sailors the ruins have been preserved by the people of Southampton as a memorial garden of rest. Dedicated to those who served in the merchant navy and lost their lives at sea”.

2 images, the version is a close-up showing a bit of detail of the anchor.

Grateful thanks to those of you who were interested enough in my previous images of this church to leave your kind votes and comments.

Pamela.

Tags: Architecture Southampton Anchor Plaque Hampshire England UK Holy Rood Church ruins1320 Church of the Sailors Memorial garden of rest Preserved Ancient Monument the souls of mariners 1320

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Comments


Two excellent captures and an interesting narrative Pamela.
Carol
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
22 Sep 2022 6:01PM
Two good images, and the lead is a fitting tribute to the sailors involved, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the wars. Nice narrative to go with it, Pamela, and it has been an interesting series on Southampton.
Ian
22 Sep 2022 6:40PM
Excellent images
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2022 6:58PM
Lovely shots
Ju
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2022 6:12AM
A splendid, dramatic memorial beautifully captured by you. Love the way that the carefully selected POV In your opener enables the anchor to frame the plaque but leave it readable.
23 Sep 2022 9:13AM
Superb framing here Pamela on both images.
Wonderful tribute and great narrative, what's not to like?
My award.
Geoff
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2022 11:51AM
Well composed shots.
23 Sep 2022 12:23PM
I like the way the anchor frames the memorial plaque. Two excellent images Pamela.

Val
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
23 Sep 2022 2:35PM
I always think it's particularly sad when something that has been around for hundreds of years gets damaged or destroyed in wars 😳 two wonderful images here, Pamela 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
25 Sep 2022 6:44PM
Superb lead image, great perspective and so well detailed.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2022 8:42PM
Both beautiful metallics...
Isabel GrinGrin

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