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Tudor House 2

By pamelajean
A corner view of the museum.

By the end of the 19th century the area around Tudor House had become one of the city's worst slum areas, with limited running water, disease-ridden properties, and malnourished tenants.
Because of this the area, including Tudor House, was scheduled for demolition.

In 1886, when the house was threatened with demolition, local philanthropist William Spranger bought the house, recognising its significance as a site of historic importance. Spranger made significant changes to the house, including installing a 'minstrels' gallery above the banqueting hall.

For 12 years he led a campaign to turn the house into a museum. Eventually he was successful, and the house opened as a museum on 31 July 1912.

Grateful thanks to those of you who were interested enough in my previous Tudor House post to leave your kind votes and comments.


Tags: Architecture Southampton Historic building Hampshire Tourist attraction Timber-framed Grade 1 listed Bugle Street c1492 restored 2010 William Spranger

Voters: Bzox, LynneJoyce, mike9005 and 42 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2018 1:43PM
Great choice of POV gives us all the fascinating details of construction.

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femape 2 Argentina
19 Sep 2018 4:12PM
Excelente imagen.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2018 5:20PM
I have such good memories of this place from my childhood. (It was free admission then, it's 5 now for adults, and they don't do a pensioner concession. Sad)
I loved the gardens, and 'King John's Palace', alongside, that had nothing to do with King John. Thanks for the memories.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2018 5:35PM
Moira and Bill lived only a street or so from me in Southampton. Wonder if we visited at the same time ?
Peter GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2018 5:43PM
A really lovely subject and composition
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
19 Sep 2018 6:14PM
Like Moira, lots of childhood memories connected to this building and area of So'ton in general.

19 Sep 2018 6:30PM
Lived and worked in Southampton for last 40 plus years. Walked passed here numerous times but not been into the museum. Naughty me.
Love the use of the bollards in the foreground and keeping the top of the photo tight without any sky.

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2018 8:13PM
So glad this was preserved, it is magnificent!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
20 Sep 2018 11:09AM
Another lovely capture of this beautiful building, Pamela Smile So glad it got saved, how could they even consider demolishing this? Sad
Trev Smile
20 Sep 2018 12:01PM
Great Tudor architecture well captured & good narrative, Pamela
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2018 2:42PM
Excellent image, wonderful building. Well seen Pam.
Isabel GrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
20 Sep 2018 3:16PM
Good viewpoint here Pamela - very well detailed architecture.
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2018 1:26PM
So glad they saved it, super shot.
Mike_Smith Plus
12 600 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2018 7:01PM
A fantastic building like that, would be shocking if it had been demolished. Cracking capture Pam
Manas 8 India
22 Mar 2019 12:43PM
So nice with every details...well balanced....

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