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God's House Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Southampton, Southampton

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Latitude: 50.8963 / 50°53'46"N

Longitude: -1.4029 / 1°24'10"W

OS Eastings: 442088

OS Northings: 110933

OS Grid: SU420109

Mapcode National: GBR RQV.Q4

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.WSW

Entry Name: God's House Gate

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Last Amended: 8 October 1981

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135945

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

SU 4210,

God's House Gate

(formerly listed as South Gate or God's House Gate and adjoining portion of City Wall)




A circa 1300 gateway defended by a double portcullis. It was known as the Saltmarsh Gate and God's House Gate after the nearby hospital for poor travellers. The tower above the gate was called Lambcote Tower and was used as a prison. Built of stone rubble. Three-storey tower with arched gateway with double portcullis and three-storey building adjoining. The windows are trefoil or cinquefoil-headed lights. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SU4207010929

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

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