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Holy Rood Church

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Address: High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8083 3333
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The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who...

The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who lost their lives in World War II.

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It's surprising what is on your door step! The church is dedicated to the Merchant Marine as a memorial. The church has easy access right off the High Street, good to just walk-in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit - if it´s not raining.... A lot of history and Titanic memorial place and Falkland war as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It's surprising what is on your door step! The church is dedicated to the Merchant Marine as a memorial. The church has easy access right off the High Street, good to just walk-in and have look

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Thank Peter D
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This church is now a ruin as it was bombed during the World War II blitz. It was the sailors' church and us now a memorial to the merchant navy but there is also a fine memorial to the Titanic crew who died in that tragedy.

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Thank Kirkcaldylad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is on High Street but we'll ruined after war and fire. The bell tower and bell chimes still, and one of 2 info points inside was working and telling the story of fire and death.

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Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The ruins of Holy Rood Church now is a memorial for the workers in the merchant Navy. It is free to enter.

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Thank Alohanuiloa
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This unrestored church is both evocative and beautiful. There are memorials to the people who died in the war, and to the crew of the Titanic together with audio commentaries. Unfortunately the area smelt badly of urine, and there was a man sleeping peacefully (with his can of cider clutched tightly in his hand) - we didn't want to linger... More 

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Thank Linda A
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a simple site of a church bombed during WW2 and never restored. However, it has a very quaint aspect to it and indeed is a place to think about war. Easy to get to and well worth a visit while taking a break from catching Pokémon or whatever.

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Thank Jonathan L
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Southampton was very badly bombed in WW2 and this ancient church took a direct hit. It was a brave decision to leave it in ruins and dedicate it as a memorial to the Merchant Navy. There is a plaque commemorating the role of the Merchant Navy in the Falklands War (1982) plus a rather nondescript monument to the crew of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This church is full of history and memorials for people who died in the war. The church has real pride in the city centre and not to be underrated.

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Thank Ethan E
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Excellent use of a ruined Church, containing the Titanic Memorial to the Fireman and Crew of the Titanic, paid for by Public Conscription. Also several other Memorials on the Walls and just a peaceful place.

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