Town Walls, Southampton, Southampton

View looking north-east along the medieval arcaded town walls on the Western Esplanade. They are built of stone rubble and are about 20 feet in height. The walls were built against existing Norman merchants houses forming a series of deep arched recesses to give a rampart wall at the top. There are 19 arches in all, and the West Gate. Here two children are standing in front of the entrance to 'Haddon & Beavis'who were shipping agents and coal merchants.


Southampton Southampton


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


wall town attack defence arch gate children advert victorian (1837 - 1901)