During the 14th and 15th centuries this name was applied to a court with a gateway with stone structure on the north side of Porter’s Lane between town properties at the corner of French Street on the west and Canutes Palace in the east. At some date after its subdivision in 1398 it became a group of cellars with stone superstructure. This pattern can be seen on the Town Map of 1845-46. Before the mid 14th century construction of the town's seaward wall the north side of Porters' Lane fronted onto an extensive quay. From 1440 the property was rented by Gabriel Corbet (Corbizzi) a Venetian merchant trading in oil, wine and fish.


Further reading:
Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p108, 231, 237-8, 268-269. (HS/h)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 14, p3-4. (HS/f)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 16, p17. (HS/f)


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