Southampton and Salisbury Canal: Picture Gallery No 3

Southampton Arm: Houndwell to Millbrook

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The canal ran north west from the junction with the Northam Branch (see Gallery 1) through the tunnel which passed under Above Bar and in front of the present Civic Centre.

Above Bar, Southampton
The canal tunnel crosses under Above Bar
the shop on the left and the road beyond
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Civic Centre, Southampton
The canal tunnel passes under
the Civic Centre forecourt
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BBC Centre
The line of the canal tunnel passes close to
the left hand end of the BBC Broadcasting Centre
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Site of western portal
The western portal was near the large trees at the rear of the Broadcasting Centre as seen from Kingsbridge Lane
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The tunnel emerged at its western end north west of the later railway tunnel just north of Kingsbridge Lane in land that is now part of the BBC Broadcasting Centre. The canal then followed the line of Blechynden Terrace just above high water mark. When the railway was constructed in the 1840's, it was built on the foreshore.

Car park in West Park Road
Car park in West Park Road
at its junction with Blechynden Terrace
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Blechynden Terrace
East end of Blechynden Terrace
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Blechynden Terrace
Blechynden Terrace near Southampton Central
railway station looking west
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Blechynden Terrace
Blechynden Terrace, looking east
from overbridge at west end of station
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West of Southampton station, the canal ran at the foot of a small cliff. It continued to run along the shore of the tidal River Test until Millbrook Point (see Gallery 4). When the railway was first built here it joined the line of the derelict canal outside the point where the easternmost house in Saxon Road now is. The railway was then two track and also ran along the shore. It was widened southwards onto reclaimed land during 1933-5 when the New (Western) Docks were being built.

West of Southampton Station
Looking west from the overbridge, the canal
ran straight towards the tall left-hand tree
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West of Southampton Station
The canal ran at the foot of a small cliff
now shrouded in trees
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Saxon Road
The railway joined the canal line
outside the furthest house
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Saxon Road
Looking west from the footbridge at Saxon Road
towards Millbrook Station
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