Persistent identifier:
59938745
image: of 215
71
railway station at St. Denys, with convenient communications to it from Portswood-road; and here a bridge has been constructed on piles, over the Itchen, connecting the South-Western Railway with the new Netley Railway, to serve the purposes of the Royal Victoria Hospital, yet at the same time open to the public at moderate fares. This projection is admitted on all hands to be a great convenience to a large class of persons residing on the north and north-western districts of Southampton, as well as to the inhabitants of Bitteme, Itchen, Woolston, and JSTetley. Not far from the ruins above described, stands the elegant modern Church of St. Denys, built in the Early English style of red brick with stone dressings, and at the bottom of the same road a new bridge called the " Cobden Free Bridge " has recently been opened, affording a nearer route from this part of the town to Bitteme and its neighbourhood. The main road from St. Denys descends into the village of Portswood, and a little beyond one of the roads to West End and Bitteme, which leads by Townhill Manor House, and turns off to the right at
WOODMILL,
Where the tide meets the fresh waters of the Itchen. Here is a fine salmon fishery, the commencement of the Winchester Canal, and a mill whence the first block-making machinery supplied the Dockyards in our last war with France. Immediately adjoining are the brick mansion, finely timbered park, and picturesque Church of SOUTH STONEHAM, so that the scenery is altogether most beautiful.
Two footpaths offer delightful walks from Woodmill to the Swan (a celebrated fishing locality on the Itchen). One of these is on the canal bank, gained from the east side of the Woodmill bridge ; the other is across fields, streams, &o., from the north-east corner of the churchyard to the same place.
Facebook Twitter Stumbleupon Delicious Digg RSS