The original Sun Hotel stood on the east corner of the High Street and Town Quay and dates to at least 1873. It formerly incorporated the base of Canute's Tower and other fragments of town walls in its fabric. It was destroyed in 1940 during the Blitz. A 'temporary' wooden building (image 3), which survived until 1994, was built to replace it.

1. High Street, Southampton, Looking From the Quay

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Oil on wood. Painted by Henry Edward Locke, 1889. The Sun Hotel is on the right.

2. Sun Hotel, Town Quay

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Photograph, c.1893

3. Temporary Sun Hotel, Town Quay

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Photograph, c.1985

See also:

  • Henry Locke (artist who painted the first picture above)


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