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Etching of the River Itchen at Southampton by Heywood Sumner

Brief Description

View of the River Itchen at Southampton, by Heywood Sumner, 1880.

Subject Date

Late 19th century

Creator

Heywood Sumner

Owner

Hampshire Library and Information Service

Contributor

Hampshire Library and Information Service

Full Description

Heywood Sumner is standing on the west bank of the Itchen, in the village of the same name, just above the landing place of the steam ferry. He is looking south west, towards the low hills fringing the New Forest. To the right are Southampton docks, begun in the 1840s on reclaimed land. The Open Dock and the dry docks are nearest to us. Empress Dock had not then been constructed. The three-legged shears were used for heavy lifting.

Place

Southampton, Southampton (UA), Hampshire

Subject

valley, Itchen Valley, river, River Itchen, Southampton docks, Southampton Water, port, harbour, shears, shear-legs, sheers, sheer-legs, Itchen, ships

Content Type

Print

Location

Winchester Library - Jewry Street

Local Ref

X006482074

Collection

Images

Object ID/Record ID

O880

Image ID

3328
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Hampshire Library and Information Service - Hampshire County Council
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