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The Undercroft

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southampton, City of Southampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9001 / 50°54'0"N

Longitude: -1.4057 / 1°24'20"W

OS Eastings: 441889

OS Northings: 111353

OS Grid: SU418113

Mapcode National: GBR RQH.7Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.G6C

Entry Name: The Undercroft

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135932

Location: Southampton, SO14

County: City of Southampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bargate

Built-Up Area: Southampton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

1. SIMINEL STREET
5239
The Undercroft
SU 4111 3/222 14.7.53

II*

2.
An early C14 ground floor room or undercroft of a mediaeval house thought
to have been built by a stone mason from Beaulieu Abbey. Built of stone rubble
with arched doorcase down 8 steps. Three windows, one a single light window
with shouldered head, the others 2-light shouldered headed windows. The undercroft
was originally a shop and there was living accommodation above. Two intersecting
quadripartite rib vaults with 2 fine bosses one probably a Head of Christ,
the other a female head. Stone hooded fireplace with ball flower ornament.
C15 brick floor. Above the undercroft are a pair of brick council houses
built in 1902, the first in Southampton, but not of special architectural
interest. This undercroft is the most elaborate of the surviving stone vaulted
undercrofts of Southampton. Scheduled as an ancient monument.


Listing NGR: SU4255313582

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