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God's House Gate, Southampton

Description: God's House Gate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135945

OS Grid Reference: SU4208810932
OS Grid Coordinates: 442088, 110932
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8963, -1.4029

Location: Back of the Walls, Southampton SO14 2NY

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

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Listing Text

God's House Gate
(formerly listed as
South Gate or God's
House Gate and adjoining
portion of City Wall)
SU 4210 5/248 14.7.53


A circa 1300 gateway defended by a double portcullis. It was known as the
Saltmarsh Gate and God's House Gate after the nearby hospital for poor travellers.
The tower above the gate was called Lambcote Tower and was used as a prison.
Built of stone rubble. Three storey tower with arched gateway with double
portcullis and 3 storey building adjoining. The windows are trefoil or cinquefoil
headed lights. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SU4207010929

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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