Royal Gazette: Buildings that speak: Architecture series brings our history to life
Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage: Southampton
It was more than 30 years ago that a small group of dedicated volunteers at the Bermuda National Trust began to make a list of Bermuda’s old buildings. The task they set themselves was first to identify, then photograph, sketch the roof plan and note the condition of all the surviving structures marked on the island’s first ordinance survey, a six-sheet map by Lieutenant A.J. Savage of the Royal Engineers, published in 1901.
The project, known as the Historic Buildings Survey, provided both the inspiration and the foundation for further research that would result in the steady production of the parish-by-parish series of books, Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage. The final volume in the series, Southampton, was published by the Trust this month.