Southampton and Salisbury Canal: Picture Gallery No 4

Southampton Arm: Millbrook to Redbridge

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From Blechynden Terrace (see Gallery 3) the canal ran just above high water mark separated from it by an embankment to keep out high tides. In the 1840's, the later railway was either constructed on the bed of the old canal or was built upon the foreshore. For example, the railway did not follow the canal between the site of Millbrook Station (opened 1861) and Millbrook Point.

Millbrook Station
Millbrook Station looking east
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Millbrook Road West, Southampton
The outside lane of the left hand carriageway
is the approximate course of the canal
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Millbrook Freightliner Terminal
The canal ran just to the left of the
entrance track to the freightliner terminal
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Millbrook Point
At Millbrook Point, the right-hand pair of tracks
occupies the course of the canal
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West of Millbrook Point, the canal roughly followed the then shoreline, although today this is hundreds of yards inland as a result of construction associated with the docks. The line of canal re-crosses the railway line at the east end of Redbridge Station at almost right angles. A short section of the remains of the canal can be seen from the eastbound platform on the north side of the railway.

The canal arm then runs northward, passing under an electricity sub-station and crossing Old Redbridge Road near its junction with the A35 dual carriageway. Turning westward, the course of the canal follows the slip road to Redbridge roundabout.

Car storage at Redbridge
The canal run through the site of the large building
in the distance towards the camera.
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Canal at Redbridge Station
The canal at Redbridge station;
the only visible remains of the Southampton arm.
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Old Redbridge Road
Passing under an electricity sub-station,
the canal crossed Old Redbridge Road.
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Redbridge Flyover
The sliproad was built on the line of the canal.
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The line of the canal runs round the south side of Redbridge roundabout and then crosses under the flyover towards Gover Road. The wide verge on the south west side of this road is in fact the alignment of the waterway. The junction of the Southampton Arm with the Andover Canal is now under the railway line on the west side of Test Lane at the end of Gover Road.

Redbridge Flyover
The line of the canal runs round the
south side of Redbridge roundabout.
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Redbridge Flyover
The line of the canal crosses the modern A35.
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Gover Road
The wide, grassy verge is the canal's alignment.
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Saxon Road
The junction with the Andover Canal.
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