58 French Street, Southampton, Southampton

58 French Street, Southampton, Southampton
Photograph taken 25 August 2000 © Mr Stuart Goodall. Source Historic England Archive ref: 135815

This is a late 13th century merchant's house with shop. On stylistic grounds the house appears to have been built around 1290. This date was confirmed by tree ring dating of its major timbers. Investigations carried out by English Heritage between 1983 and 1985 revealed the extent of the surviving medieval structure. Subsequent restoration has returned the house to its medieval appearance. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Southampton Southampton

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

house merchant shop timber framed architecture medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage