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Tudor Merchants Hall, Southampton

Description: Tudor Merchants Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 135968

OS Grid Reference: SU4179311209
OS Grid Coordinates: 441793, 111209
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8989, -1.4071

Location: Westgate Street, Southampton SO14 2AY

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Town Wall: the West Gate, 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.

Listing Text

Tudor Merchants Hall
(formerly listed as
SU 4111 3/270 The Guard House)


C15 restored 1973-4. Built before 1428, this building originally stood in
St Michael's Square. The upper floors were used as the town Woollen Cloth
Hall and the open arcaded ground floor as the Fishmarket. By the C17 it had
become derelict and was sold in 1634 to Alderman Edward Exton for 20 marks
for re-erection on the present site as a warehouse. The arcaded ground floor
was filled in. Three storeys. Five bay timber-framed building with plaster
infilling on stone rubble ground floor. Curved braces to second floor. Mullioned
or mullioned and transomed windows in wooden frames, not original. Tiled
roof. Interior has a crown post roof.

Listing NGR: SU4181011225

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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