An 18th and early 19th century walk in the grounds of Bevois Mount House, the large country estate built in c.1723 by Charles Mordaunt, Third Earl of Peterborough. In the 18th century the earl entertained many famous guests at the house, including Voltaire, Grey, Swift and Pope. Alexander Pope was a frequent visitor, and he liked to wander through the grounds along what later became known as 'Pope's Walk'.

Pope's Walk, Bevois Mount

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Contemporary illustration from a local guide book.


Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes, 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, p55. (HS/h)


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