Cuckoo Lane runs from near the south end of the west side of Bugle Street to Westgate Street, and curves parallel with the Town Walls. It is one of the oldest streets in Southampton. L.A. Burgess thought it was a 14th century pomerium: i.e. a space left free from buildings on each side of the walls of a town, bounded by stones.

The original gateway to Bugle Hall can still be seen in Cuckoo Lane (see link for image).

Cuckoo Lane

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A modern view of Cuckoo Lane, looking towards Town Quay.

Cuckoo Lane

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A view from the 1940s, looking towards Westgate Street

Cuckoo Lane

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Photograph from the 1930s.

Further reading:

Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p13-14. (HS/h)
Excavations in Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt (ed), p86-90, 200-204. (HS/f)


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