Holy Rood Church, in the High Street, is now itself a memorial to the Merchant Navy, but also contains other memorials:

Two memorials to 22 people who died trying to put out a fire in the parish in 1837:

Tablet commemorating the people who died trying to put out a fire in the parish in 1837

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

List of people who died trying to put out the fire

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

A tablet in memory of Sir Frederick Perkins and Richard Hopkins Perkins. Sir Frederick restored the quarterjacks in 1897.

Memorial to Sir Frederick and Richard Hopkins Perkins

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

Drinking fountain commemmorating the crew of the Titanic:

Tablet commemorating the crew of the Titanic

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

Drinking fountain commemorating the crew of the Titanic

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

Ship on the Titanic memorial

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

A memorial to Charles Partridge, a Merchant Navy sailor who is buried in the war cemetery on Orkney:

Memorial to Charles Partridge

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

A tablet commemmorating the service of the Merchant Navy in the Falklands War:

Tablet commemmorating the service of the Merchant Navy in the Falklands War

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016

A memorial to Sidney Raymond Mattingley, another Merchant Navy sailor who died in 2003 (image ).

Memorial to Sidney Rayond Mattingley, 2003

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Photograph by Caroline Andrews, 2016


Further reading:


Southampton’s Holy Rood: The Church of the Sailors, by Andy Russel et al. (HS/j)


Links:

Documentary about Holy Rood Church, produced by members of Southampton Video Camera Club in 2013.
Blog post about the church, by Lesley and Roy Adkins, 2014.


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