Investing in our city's heritage

In 2021, we committed to investing over £6m to preserve many of our important heritage assets in Southampton for current and future generations.

One of Southampton's medieval vaults. It is empty with the stone ceiling and walls uncovered

Traditional Stone Restoration completed the first phase of the heritage project in December 2023. Their team repaired and conserved many of Southampton’s fantastic and much-loved historic monuments from June to December 2023.

The phase one of works included high-profile monuments such as the Town Walls and St Mary's Churchyard Wall.


Forty Steps near Western Esplanade have repaired and reopened. Castle Bailey Wall next to Castle Way, has been repointed and given a turf capping, and St Mary’s Churchyard Wall is nearing completion.

Work will continue for some weeks on the Town Walls and the Tudor House Museum. Roof repairs in Quilters Vault, the Westgate and the Bargate will take place this autumn.

The heritage sites included in phase one of the project are:

Town Walls SHOW


Southampton Castle SHOW


Medieval Vaults SHOW


St Mary’s Church, Churchyard Boundary SHOW


Tudor House, 59 Bugle Street (The Cottage) SHOW


Westgate SHOW


Bargate  SHOW


Here is a list of most of the heritage assets to be repaired or regenerated, as announced in the 2021 mid-year budget.

Keep up-to-date with current projects: