27th March: 2. Ballast Wharves to Crosshouse Hard

Part of a series of photo albums of the wharves taken during a cruise trip [ read introduction]. Numbers in the photo captions indicate the DSC number of the original photograph.

2. Ballast Wharves to Crosshouse Hard: on the west side of of the River Itchen –  several of the old wharfs near the new St. Mary’s Stadium are used for dredged agregates and ballast: Belvidere and Crown, Leamouth, Britannia, Phoenix, Burnley, and Sunderland. American Wharf is home to a mini-marina, while a new riverside development is planned for Chapel Wharf and Corporation Wharf. Crosshouse Hard was the eastern terminus of the Itchen Ferry service to Itchen Ferry Village. The ferry was replaced by the Floating Bridge which in turn was replaced by the high level Itchen Bridge. The ancient “crosshouse” was designed to provide shelter to waiting ferry passengers no matter which way the wind was blowing.

[ Introduction ] [ 1. Drivers Wharf to Dibles Wharf ] [ 2. Ballast Wharves to Crosshouse Hard ]
[ 3. Crosshouse Hard to Ocean Village, then Woolston ] [ 4. Up river to Woodmill ]