Bargate, Southampton, Hampshire

Bargate, Southampton, Hampshire
Photograph taken 1880-1910 © Historic England Archive ref: op05358

The south face of the Bargate, with adjoining buildings to the right hand side. A horse and cart is passing through the Bargate. The Bargate was built as a town gateway in c1180. It also has a Guildhall on the first floor. It originally joined on to the town wall. In the 1930s it was separated from the wall. Between the centre 2 windows is a statue of George III in Roman costume. This replaced a wooden statue of Queen Anne. A bell was added in 1605. This was the curfew and alarm bell for the city. This is one of the finest town gateways in England.

Location

Southampton Southampton

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

horse cart people transport gateway