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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1092048



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Southampton

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 135815

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

SU 4111, 3/120

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

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National Grid Reference: SU 41917 11180


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