Category Archives: Interesting Buildings

Hampshire’s history can be told through numerous intriguing buildings from merchant’s houses, to lighthouses, from schools to toll houses and workhouses. There are hundreds of buildings to interest the historian in Hampshire.

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

The incredible engineers, the Brunels, father and son are in-extrinsically linked to Portsmouth through deed and birth Marc Isambard Brunel was a frenchman who fled the French Revolution and in 1793, fled to America and became chief engineer of New York City.  By 1799 he had married Sophia Kingdom and they had three children, Sophia,… Continue Reading