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Former Holy Rood Church, Now a Merchant Navy Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southampton, Southampton

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Latitude: 50.8997 / 50°53'58"N

Longitude: -1.4035 / 1°24'12"W

OS Eastings: 442045

OS Northings: 111301

OS Grid: SU420113

Mapcode National: GBR RQV.GV

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.H25

Plus Code: 9C2WVHXW+VJ

Entry Name: Former Holy Rood Church, Now a Merchant Navy Memorial

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Last Amended: 8 October 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135834

Location: Bargate, Southampton, SO14

County: Southampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bargate

Built-Up Area: Southampton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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5239 (east side)

Former Holy Rood Church,
now a Merchant Navy
(formerly listed as
Ruins of Holy Rood Church)
SU 4211 4/137 14.7.53


This was built in 1320, rebuilt in 1849-50 retaining parts of the C14 chancel
and aisles and the south-west tower and spire and was bombed during the Second
World War. The ruins were restored in 1957 as a memorial to merchant seamen.
C14 built of stone rubble. Tower walls intact up to springing of tower roof
but the wooden spire has gone. Three stages with tall Y-tracery window on
the south side at the top of the first stage and 2-light cusples windows,
with circular tracery, to the belfry. Chancel remains substantially intact
with 2 perpendicular windows in the south wall. Blocked outline of a trefoiled
sedilia in the south wall. Under the tower is a memorial fountain, erected
in 1912-13 for those who lost their lives in the Titanic Dfisaster, removed
from its original site in Cemetery Road, the Common Stone Drinking Fountain,
supported on 4 stone columns. Curved pediment on each side with carving depicting
the 'Titanic' 4 columned cupola over all. The ruins of the church are scheduled
as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SU4200611268

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