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Leckford Hutt to Alresford (2)



This page is really a container for some more pictures.  But I ought to say something about Alresford.

The town was planned & built by the bishops of Winchester in the 12th Century. Winchester was the richest see in the country, but a navigable waterway from Alresford down to Southampton would make it richer.  Of course, wool would be the main cargo.

So the bishops planned & built the town.  They also dug a 200-acre lake to provide water in times of drought and make sure that the Alre/Itchen was always ready for business.

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Another Marker...
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...leading...
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...eventually...
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..after a squeeze or two...
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...down to Alresford.