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Latitude: 50.8993 / 50°53'57"N
Longitude: -1.4069 / 1°24'24"W
OS Eastings: 441805
OS Northings: 111253
OS Grid: SU418112
Mapcode National: GBR RQC.KN
Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.MQ3
Entry Name: Sections of Wall Running South Along Esplanade from South-West Corner of Simnel Street to University Air Squadron Headquarters at South End of Bugle Street. Includes the Arcades, the West Gate, Blue A
Location: Southampton, SO14
County: City of Southampton
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Listing Date: 8 October 1981
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 135949
Source ID: 1179282
Sections of wall running
south along Esplanade
from south-west corner of
Simnel Street to
University Air Squadron
Headquarters at south end
of Bugle Street. Includes
The Arcades, The West Gate,
Blue Anchor Postern and
SU 4111 3/252
Mediaeval City Wall built of stone rubble about 20 feet in height. It incorporates
the Arcade, and arcaded screen wall built against existing Norman merchants
houses forming a series of deep arched recesses to give a rampart wall at
the top, 19 arches in all, and the West Gate. This Mid C14 gateway has simple
chamfered outer arches and a pointed tunnel-vault. It has 2 portcullis grooves.
The 2 upper storeys have C16 gunports. Embattled parapets. Through this
gate the army of Henry V marched to the ships for Agincourt in 1415 and the
Pilgrim Fathers embarked from West Quay on "the Mayflower" on August 15th,
1620. Scheduled as an ancient monument.
Listing NGR: SU4180611857
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