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Medieval Merchant's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Southampton, Southampton

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Latitude: 50.8986 / 50°53'54"N

Longitude: -1.4053 / 1°24'19"W

OS Eastings: 441917

OS Northings: 111180

OS Grid: SU419111

Mapcode National: GBR RQH.C3

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.NBB

Entry Name: Medieval Merchant's House

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092048

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135815

Location: Southampton, SO14

County: 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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/11/2016

SU 4111,

FRENCH STREET (west side),
No. 58,
Medieval Merchant's House

(Formerly listed as: FRENCH STREET (west side) No. 58)



Late C13 or early C14 building, probably a merchant's house with shop. Two
storeys stone rubble with vaulted undercroft. Modern tiled roof. Above the
undercroft the building is divided into 6 bays, the 2 central bays being an
open hall and the other bays 2 storey chamber blocks. The stump of the crown
post survives. The ceiling of the western lower chamber survives with corbel
bearing merchants' marks and moulded central beam. Galleried interior. This
is claimed to be the earliest complete mediaeval House surviving in England.
Scheduled as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SU4190811158

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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