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Southampton – Holyrood Church and a trail of sculptures

QE2 anchor, who'd have thought it?

QE2 anchor, who’d have thought it?

The ruins of Holyrood Church and a quest to find five sculptures

Holyrood Church is actually the shell of a church. It was built in the early fourteenth century and was one of five churches in the old walled city. Right up until the Second World War it was in use as a church but, during the terrible bombing raids in November 1940, it was more or less destroyed. Because of its long history, it was used by crusaders en route to the Holy Land and soldiers before sailing to the battle of Agincourt amongst others, it has been kept as a monument to sailors of the Merchant Navy. Continue reading