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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

A Grade I Listed Building in Bargate, City of Southampton

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Coordinates

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

Locality: Bargate

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Listing Date: 8 October 1981

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135949

Source ID: 1179282

Listing Text

TOWN WALLS
1.
5239
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
Biddles Gate
SU 4111 3/252

I

2.
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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