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58, French Street, Southampton

Description: 58, French Street

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135815

OS Grid Reference: SU4191711180
OS Grid Coordinates: 441917, 111180
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8986, -1.4053

Location: Castle Way, Southampton SO14 2AT

Locality: Southampton
County: Southampton
Country: England
Postcode: SO14 2AT

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Medieval Merchant's House and Associated Deposits at 58 French Street, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

5239 (west side)

No 58
SU 4111 3/120 14.7.53


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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