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.