Town Quay, Southampton

Town Quay, Southampton

The first Southampton quay was mentioned as early as 1411 and known as Watergate Quay. In the early 1800s, a newer Town Quay took shape. In 1871, a horse-drawn tramway connected the quay to the railway. By 1876, the tramway was upgraded, and horses were replaced with light locomotives.

Military barges used the quay extensively during WWI. During the 1930s, commercial traffic shifted to other locations, and the quay began handling more passenger traffic.

Today, Town Quay is home to a marina. In addition, the Hythe Ferry operates from the quay, as does the Red Funnel high-speed craft.

Historic quay-side buildings include the Geddes Warehouse. This building has been converted to a boutique hotel and restaurant. The Harbor Board Office was constructed in the 1920s and still stands.

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Sight Name: Town Quay
Sight Location: Southampton, England (See walking tours in Southampton)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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