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Crows Nest

Picture source: Barry Taylor


The Crows Nest was situated on Oak Hill. The date above the front door says 1890. This pub closed in 2011.
My friends 'the brothers' emailed me saying: "Much as we loved and hated it at the same time, it was quite sad to finally see the windows and doors boarded up at Bursledon's Crows Nest as the curtain fell on nearly 45 years of pub trading as yet another of Hampshire's drinking establishments bit the dust!!!! How long it will stand empty is another question, or will it go the same way as many similar establishments and meet the fiery torch of doom'.
It seems there are more 'spirits' in the pub than just those found in the optics:

Southern Paranormal - Investigations
Crows Nest Investigation
Friday 3rd August 2007, 1.00am - 4.30am
When we heard we were able to investigate this wonderful pub we were very excited, as it has never been investigated by a paranormal team before. The history is sketchy but it has had many previous uses including being a riding school, a private residence and also obviously a bed and breakfast public house.
The night was very interesting, as some teams seemed to experience activity even if it was only slight and others had little or no activity to report at all. This is good for the team because to be quite honest if we went to every location and had activity one - we would start to get complacent and two - it shows we do not 'make' things happen. Notes were not taken on this report because teams were split down into smaller areas however each investigator was asked to make personal notes so they could write more descriptive personal reports to make up for the lack of notes. A point to note though, each team did have a dictaphone so if anything really special happened the event details could be recorded. The dictaphones were not used to any great extent but again it is interesting to note that when they were used members had difficulty getting them to work even though they are the same dictaphones we have used on countless investigations so knowing how to use them was not the issue.
Some of us do know the history to this building however I would really like the team to return as I think there could be better results now it has been investigated once, so I will not be putting them on this report.
Source: Barry Taylor
This pub has now been demolished and will be replaced by new housing.
Barry Taylor (October 2012)

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Picture source: Barry Taylor

Date of photo: 2012

Picture source: Barry Taylor