Itchen Navigation: A Portrait

Winchester - Tun Bridge

Distance: 0.5 mile (0.8 km)

Black Bridge

The official head of navigation is marked by Black Bridge which is situated in College Walk, at the foot of Wharf Hill. A Grade II listed building, this bridge has a single arch of stone built in 1796. This replaced a bridge that was built around 1670 by Bishop Morton as stipulated by the 1665 Act of Parliament authorising the Navigation.

From Godson’s map of Winchester dated 1750, it seems that this earlier bridge had two arches that carried two separate tail races from two waterwheels at Wharf Mill. Only the eastern channel seems to have supplied water to the Navigation, the other fed the main River Itchen (known as the “Old Barge”). This was probably not an ideal arrangement as the Navigation’s water supply would have depended upon the milling activities upstream and this is the likely reason why the two channels were later joined just above the bridge.

Bishop Morton’s bridge had replaced an earlier wooden bridge, which was quite probably preserved with black tar.

Although not part of the Navigation, it is documented that barges sometimes travelled about 130 yards upstream of the bridge to Wharf Mill. Sometimes known as Seagram’s Mill, this was once the city’s principal grain mill. A mill has been on this site since the 12th century, but the present mill building (Grade II listed) dates from 1885 (after the cessation of barge traffic) and was converted into flats in 1970.

It is believed that barges also discharged their cargoes for Winchester College in Blackbridge Yard which lies to the left (west) immediately upstream of the bridge.

Black Bridge
Black Bridge

Peering through the trees at Black Bridge from downstream with Blackbridge Wharf lying to the right.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Black Bridge

Black Bridge from downstream with Blackbridge Wharf lying to the right.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Black Bridge and barge
Black Bridge and barge

Early view from Blackbridge Wharf, showing Black Bridge, the College Chapel and a barge with mixed cargo and canvas shelter at the stern.
Image date: Before 1796? Image: City of Winchester. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Black Bridge and barge

Early view of Black Bridge and a barge.
Image date: Before 1796?
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Mill
Wharf Mill

Wharf Mill looking upstream through the trees from Black Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 25″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

Wharf Mill

Wharf Mill looking upstream through the trees from Black Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 25″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

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Head of Navigation
Head of Navigation

View downstream from Black Bridge. The wharf lies on the left - on the right are the sluices that control flow into the ‘Old Barge’.
Image date: 1987. Image scanned from slide. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Head of Navigation

View downstream from Black Bridge. The wharf lies on the left - on the right are the sluices that control flow into the ‘Old Barge’.
Image date: 1987.
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf lies on the east bank of the Navigation immediately below the bridge. The wharf area, now in the hands of Winchester College, contains the former manager's house (now known as Wharf Farm), warehouse (converted to a dwelling) and stables (more recently converted to residential use). In former times, there was also a malthouse and a further warehouse on the site. In about 2013, the old stable block was extended and converted to housing and more housing was built on some of the then open part of the wharf and called Wharf Mews.

On the west side of the waterway are a series of sluices (sometimes known as “Seven Hatches”) along the summit pound that can be used to control water in this section of the Navigation. The sluices just below Black Bridge, probably built when the two tail races were joined above the bridge, lead into a channel of the river still known to Winchester College as the “Old Barge”. This may have been the route used by boats in times before the current Navigation was built (which is sometimes called the “New Barge”). These sluices would have become necessary when the channels above the bridge were joined. There are a number of further sluices in the west bank on the way to Tun Bridge.

View south from Black Bridge
View south from Black Bridge

Blackbridge Wharf from Black Bridge with Wharf Bridge obscured by a College boat shelter (now demolished) spanning the Navigation.
Image date: Late 1970s. Image scanned from slide. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

View south from Black Bridge

Blackbridge Wharf from Black Bridge with Wharf Bridge obscured by a College boat shelter (now demolished) spanning the Navigation.
Image date: Late 1970s.
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf
Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from Black Bridge with Wharf Bridge in the middle distance.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from Black Bridge with Wharf Bridge in the middle distance.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 24″ N 1° 18′ 34″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf buildings
Blackbridge Wharf buildings

Blackbridge Wharf from College Walk with the former warehouse to the right and the manager’s house on the left.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485288. WGS84: 51° 03′ 25″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf buildings

Blackbridge Wharf from College Walk with the former warehouse to the right and the manager’s house on the left.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485288.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 25″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf before WWI
Blackbridge Wharf before WW1

Wharf Bridge, Black Bridge and Blackbridge Wharf with Winchester Cathedral behind the trees. Warehousing, that is now demolished, can be seen to the right of Wharf Bridge.
Image date: Pre-1914. Image from undated postcard. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf before WW1

Wharf Bridge, Black Bridge and Blackbridge Wharf with Winchester Cathedral behind the trees.
Image date: Pre-1914.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf
Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from near Wharf Bridge showing the warehouse before residential conversion.
Image date: c1980. Image scanned from slide. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from near Wharf Bridge showing the warehouse before residential conversion.
Image date: c1980.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf from Domum Road
Blackbridge Wharf from Domum Road

Blackbridge Wharf from Domum Road with the stable block on the right and the former warehouse beyond.
Image date: 1987. Image scanned from slide. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf from Domum Road

Blackbridge Wharf from Domum Road with the stable block on the right and the former warehouse beyond.
Image date: 1987.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Blackbridge Wharf
Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Blackbridge Wharf

Blackbridge Wharf from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Former stables
Former stables

The former stable block at Blackbridge Wharf seen from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Former stables

The former stable block at Blackbridge Wharf seen from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Mews
Wharf Mews

The converted stabling on the left and new housing at Blackbridge Wharf known as Wharf Mews.
Image date: 2013. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Wharf Mews

The converted stabling on the left and new housing at Blackbridge Wharf known as Wharf Mews.
Image date: 2013.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 23″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Bridge and area

Immediately below Blackbridge Wharf, Wharf Bridge crosses the Navigation. This single brick span has a headroom of about 6 feet and is the oldest bridge surviving on the waterway, being built in the 1760s. Access to the bridge can gained down a footpath which leaves the unmade Domum Road about 50 yards from College Walk.

Downstream of Wharf Bridge and also on the east bank is the Winchester College Boat Club boathouse, with its concrete slipway. This was built in the late 1930s when the college’s first boathouse downstream and on the west bank was demolished. Next to the boathouse are the fairly modern New Barge Cottages built after the war. This was also the site of Scard’s Wharf in the days of commercial traffic with several storehouses.

Access to Wharf Bridge from Domum Road
Access to Wharf Bridge

This gateway gives public foot access to Wharf Bridge and the west bank of the Navigation from Domum Road.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Access to Wharf Bridge

Public access to Wharf Bridge and the west bank of the Navigation from Domum Road.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Wharf Bridge in about 1970
Wharf Bridge in about 1970

Wharf Bridge.
Image date: c1970. Image scanned from slide. © 2019 Geoff Crosley. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Wharf Bridge in about 1970

Wharf Bridge.
Image date: c1970.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Bridge in 2019
Wharf Bridge in 2019

Wharf Bridge and the College Boathouse.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Wharf Bridge in 2019

Wharf Bridge and the College Boathouse.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Bridge and recent housing in 2017
Wharf Bridge and recent housing, 2017

Wharf Bridge and beyond some of the recent housing built on the wharf.
Image date: 8 Nov 2017. © 2017 Keith Murray (cc-by-nc-nd/2.0). Image from www.flickr.com. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Wharf Bridge and recent housing, 2017

Wharf Bridge showing some of the recent housing on the wharf.
Image date: 8 Nov 2017.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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The deck of Wharf Bridge
The deck of Wharf Bridge

The deck of Wharf Bridge seen from the east.
Image date: 10 Mar 2015. © 2015 Marie Keates. Image from www.iwalkalone.co.uk. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

The deck of Wharf Bridge

The deck of Wharf Bridge seen from the east.
Image date: 10 Mar 2015.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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College rowing
College rowing

Rowing session for pupils of Winchester College seen from Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 4 Mar 2010. © Peter Trimming (cc-by-sa/2.0). Image from www.geograph.org.uk. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

College rowing

Rowing session for pupils of Winchester College.
Image date: 4 Mar 2010.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 22″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Bridge and Black Bridge
Wharf Bridge and Black Bridge

A corner of an old storehouse, warehouses at Blackbridge Wharf, Wharf Bridge and Black Bridge. Beyond is the tower of Winchester Cathedral.
Image date: Mid 1880s. Image: Winchester College. NG Ref: SU485286. WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Wharf Bridge and Black Bridge

A corner of an old storehouse, Blackbridge Wharf and the two bridges.
Image date: Mid 1880s.
NG Ref: SU485286.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Wharf Bridge to Domum Wharf

For half a mile below here to Tun Bridge, there is a public footpath on each bank. However, the eastern one does not pass in front of the boathouse to Wharf Bridge but has a separate access from Domum Road behind the New Barge Cottages. A short distance below the New Barge Cottages and separated from them by some more modern housing, can be found the Old Barge Cottages. These were once lived in by some of the barge masters working the Navigation.

Domum Wharf used to be situated just south of these cottages, on the bend where the waterway is a little wider (and was once considerably wider). It was reported in 1848 that there was a steam-powered sawmill on the wharf but this had disappeared by 1870. About the time of the First World War, the Domum Laundry was built on the north end of the wharf, the buildings of which lasted until the early 1970s. Whilst Domum House (much enlarged from the 19th century Domum Cottage) still stands, the adjacent wharf is now occupied by modern houses and no trace of the wharf now remains.

On the west bank about 40 yards south of the Old Barge Cottages (on the east bank), there used to be small dock probably used for maintaining the barges and possibly to build new ones. This had disappeared by 1895, probably at the time that the first of Winchester College’s boathouses was built a little to the north of the dock and which in turn has disappeared.

Access to the towing path
Access to the towing path

The towing path on the east bank can be gained via this path from Domum Road to the rear of the New Barge Cottages.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 29″ W.

Access to the towing path

This path from Domum Road gives access to the towing path on the east bank.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 29″ W.

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Barge Cottages
Barge Cottages

New and Old Barge Cottages with modern housing in between seen from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

Barge Cottages

New and Old Barge Cottages with modern housing in between seen from near Wharf Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

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Domum Wharf
Domum Wharf

View south towards St Catherine’s Hill showing the Old Barge Cottages with Domum Wharf beyond, the first College boathouse on the west bank, and, nearest, the remains of a storehouse.
Image date: Late 1880s. Image: Winchester College. NG Ref: SU486287. WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 28″ W.

Domum Wharf

Domum Wharf, the first College boathouse on the west bank, and the remains of a storehouse.
Image date: Late 1880s.
NG Ref: SU486287.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 21″ N 1° 18′ 28″ W.

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Towing path north of the Old Barge Cottages
Towing path north of the Old Barge Cottages

Looking south along the towing path north of the Old Barge Cottages.
Image date: 24 Jul 2013. © Mike Faherty (cc-by-sa/2.0). Image from www.geograph.org.uk. NG Ref: SU485286. WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Towing path north of the Old Barge Cottages

Looking south along the towing path north of the Old Barge Cottages.
Image date: 24 Jul 2013.
NG Ref: SU485286.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 20″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Old Barge Cottages
Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages seen from the west bank of the canal.
Image date: 28 May 1976. Image scanned from slide. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485286. WGS84: 51° 03′ 18″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages seen from the west bank.
Image date: 28 May 1976.
NG Ref: SU485286.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 18″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Old Barge Cottages
Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages seen across the Navigation.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485286. WGS84: 51° 03′ 18″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages seen across the Navigation.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485286.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 18″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Downstream of Wharf Bridge
Downstream of Wharf Bridge

The view north from Domum Wharf showing Wharf Bridge and the housing between the two.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485285. WGS84: 51° 03′ 16″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

Downstream of Wharf Bridge

The view north from Domum Wharf showing Wharf Bridge and the housing between the two.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019.
NG Ref: SU485285.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 16″ N 1° 18′ 30″ W.

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Old Barge Cottages
Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages from the south with Domum Wharf on the right.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485285. WGS84: 51° 03′ 14″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

Old Barge Cottages

The Old Barge Cottages from the south with Domum Wharf on the right.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485285.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 14″ N 1° 18′ 31″ W.

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Site of Domum Wharf
Site of Domum Wharf

This modern housing seen across the Navigation is on the site of Domum Wharf. A sluice in the foreground is discharging excess water from the canal.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485285. WGS84: 51° 03′ 15″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Site of Domum Wharf

This modern housing seen across the Navigation is on the site of Domum Wharf.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU485285.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 15″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Domum Wharf and sawmill c1838
Domum Wharf and sawmill c1838

View of St Catherine’s Hill and Domum Wharf sketched during a match of football as played by the Commoners of Winchester. After Richard Baigent.
Image date: Probably c1838. © 2016 Bellmans Auctioneers. NG Ref: SU486286. WGS84: 51° 03′ 17″ N 1° 18′ 27″ W.

Domum Wharf and sawmill c1838

View of St Catherine’s Hill and Domum Wharf sketched during a match of football.
Image date: Probably c1838.
NG Ref: SU486286.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 17″ N 1° 18′ 27″ W.

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Domum House
Domum House

Across the canal from this sluice lies Domum House on the right with the site of the wharf to the left.
Image date: 10 Mar 2015. © 2015 Marie Keates. Image from www.iwalkalone.co.uk. NG Ref: SU485285. WGS84: 51° 03′ 15″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

Domum House

Domum House on the right with the site of the wharf to the left.
Image date: 10 Mar 2015.
NG Ref: SU485285.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 15″ N 1° 18′ 32″ W.

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Domum Wharf to Tun Bridge

The waterway to St Catherine Lock is reasonably well maintained, being used for rowing by Winchester College and is occasionally dredged to a depth of around 4 feet. On the east bank are the playing fields known as Palmer Field. On the opposite side of the canal are the former water meadows which, adjacent to the Navigation, are now rather overgrown with trees. This area extending between Wharf and Tun Bridges is now known as Fallodon Nature Reserve and is crossed by a number permissive public paths.

South of Domum Wharf, the Navigation used to be crossed by a wooden footbridge built in 1928 to a design based on the “Mathematical Bridge” at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Further details can be found on the Queens’ College website. However, the bridge was declared unsafe and demolished in Summer 1976 shortly after the photograph below was taken.

Old footbridge
Old footbridge

The wooden “Mathematical” footbridge near Domum House.
Image date: 28 May 1976. Image scanned from slide. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU485284. WGS84: 51° 03′ 13″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

Old footbridge

The wooden “Mathematical” footbridge near Domum House.
Image date: 28 May 1976.
NG Ref: SU485284.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 13″ N 1° 18′ 33″ W.

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Site of footbridge
Site of footbridge

Site of wooden footbridge near Domum House.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU484284. WGS84: 51° 03′ 12″ N 1° 18′ 36″ W.

Site of footbridge

Site of wooden footbridge near Domum House.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU484284.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 12″ N 1° 18′ 36″ W.

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Sluice south of Domum House
Sluice south of Domum House

A further sluice on the west bank south of Domum House.
Image date: 3 Dec 2011. © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0). Image from www.geograph.org.uk. NG Ref: SU484284. WGS84: 51° 03′ 11″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

Sluice south of Domum House

A further sluice on the west bank south of Domum House.
Image date: 3 Dec 2011.
NG Ref: SU484284.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 11″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

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Looking south
Looking south

Looking south along the west bank towards Tun Bridge and St Catherine’s Hill.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU484283. WGS84: 51° 03′ 10″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

Looking south

Looking south along the west bank towards Tun Bridge and St Catherine’s Hill.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU484283.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 10″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

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Dredging the Navigation
Dredging the Navigation

Dredging the Navigation with a long arm excavator from the west bank to facilitate rowing by Winchester College.
Image date: 13 Jul 2015. © 2015 Marie Keates. Image from www.iwalkalone.co.uk. NG Ref: SU484281. WGS84: 51° 03′ 02″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

Dredging the Navigation

Dredging the Navigation with a long arm excavator from the west bank.
Image date: 13 Jul 2015.
NG Ref: SU484281.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 02″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

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Back of new stone
Back of new “stone”

Rear of the new “stone” north of Tun Bridge erected during the Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail Project.
Image date: 3 Dec 2011. © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0). Image from www.geograph.org.uk. NG Ref: SU483281. WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

Back of new “stone”

Rear of the new “stone” north of Tun Bridge
Image date: 3 Dec 2011.
NG Ref: SU483281.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

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Front of new stone
Front of new “stone”

This modern “stone” north of Tun Bridge indicates it is 12 miles from Northam and a toll of 3 shillings (15p) could be charged for a ton of the goods listed brought to Winchester.
Image date: 3 Dec 2011. © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0). Image from www.geograph.org.uk. NG Ref: SU483281. WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

Front of new “stone”

Front of new “stone” north of Tun Bridge.
Image date: 3 Dec 2011.
NG Ref: SU483281.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

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St Catherine’s Hill
St Catherine’s Hill

St Catherine’s Hill from immediately upstream of Tun Bridge before the coming of the railway or by-pass.
Image date: c1875. Image: Winchester Museum Collection. NG Ref: SU483281. WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

St Catherine’s Hill

St Catherine’s Hill from immediately upstream of Tun Bridge.
Image date: c1875.
NG Ref: SU483281.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 01″ N 1° 18′ 40″ W.

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Upstream of Tun Bridge
Tun Bridge from the north

The north side of Tun Bridge seen from the towing path.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019. © 2019 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU484281. WGS84: 51° 03′ 02″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

Tun Bridge from the north

The north side of Tun Bridge seen from the towing path.
Image date: 15 Feb 2019.
NG Ref: SU484281.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 02″ N 1° 18′ 39″ W.

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Looking north
Looking north

Looking north from Tun Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003. © 2003 Peter Oates. NG Ref: SU483280. WGS84: 51° 03′ 00″ N 1° 18′ 41″ W.

Looking north

Looking north from Tun Bridge.
Image date: 16 Mar 2003.
NG Ref: SU483280.
WGS84: 51° 03′ 00″ N 1° 18′ 41″ W.

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Several of the pictures on this page are shown by kind permission of Marie Keates. A keen walker, she has written about and illustrated several attempts to walk the full length of the Navigation during 2013 in her blog at http://www.iwalkalone.co.uk. She has walked along all or parts of the Navigation often since then: all illustrated with some excellent photographs.