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The Promenade, Southsea

Brief Description

Clarence Esplanade looking east towards Southsea Castle.

Subject Date

c1900's

Owner

Portsmouth City Council Leisure Service (Historical Collections)

Contributor

Portsmouth City Council Leisure Service (Historical Collections)

Full Description

Construction of Clarence Esplanade began in 1848 with a public subscription and the treasury donating £300. The War Department gave the land free of charge. Convict labour was used for the construction and the first section between the Kings Rooms and Southsea Castle opened in August. For the construction thousands of tons of mud and shingle were brought from the dockyard where the steam basin was also being built. The esplanade was named after the father of the Lt Governor of the Garrison Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, after he remarked that "an admirable promenade could be made along Southsea beach".Copy print of a photograph donated by Mrs WM Jones. 30/12/1959 Ref: Gates, W. Portsmouth that has passed.

Place

Southsea, Portsmouth, Portsmouth City(UA), Hampshire

Subject

clarence esplanade, promenade, beach, cannons, Southsea castle

Content Type

Print

Location

Portsmouth Central Library

Collection

Images

Object ID/Record ID

O5616

Image ID

2524
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Hampshire Library and Information Service - Hampshire County Council
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