The Undercroft, Southampton
Description: The Undercroft
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135932
OS Grid Reference: SU4188911352
OS Grid Coordinates: 441889, 111352
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9001, -1.4057
Location: Simnel Street, Southampton SO14 2AF
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There is also a scheduled monument, Vault on N side of St Michael's Square, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
1. SIMINEL STREET
SU 4111 3/222 14.7.53
An early C14 ground floor room or undercroft of a mediaeval house thought
to have been built by a stone mason from Beaulieu Abbey. Built of stone rubble
with arched doorcase down 8 steps. Three windows, one a single light window
with shouldered head, the others 2-light shouldered headed windows. The undercroft
was originally a shop and there was living accommodation above. Two intersecting
quadripartite rib vaults with 2 fine bosses one probably a Head of Christ,
the other a female head. Stone hooded fireplace with ball flower ornament.
C15 brick floor. Above the undercroft are a pair of brick council houses
built in 1902, the first in Southampton, but not of special architectural
interest. This undercroft is the most elaborate of the surviving stone vaulted
undercrofts of Southampton. Scheduled as an ancient monument.
Listing NGR: SU4255313582
Source: English Heritage
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