Gloucester Square
An 18th century square occupying the site of the friary - of which only slight remains survive -and lying east of the High Street between Briton Street and Winkle Street. The square itself dates to the mid-18th century. It was named after the Duke of Gloucester, brother to George III, who often visited the town during the spa period. It was badly damaged during World War Two and the houses that survived the Blitz were demolished after the war. A car park now occupies the site.

Gloucester Passage
In the mid 19th century this passage linked Gloucester Square and Back-of-the-Walls.

Gloucester Court
A 19th century court opening on north side of Back-of-the-Walls south of Gloucester Passage.

4-6 Gloucester Square

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Photograph, 1941

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Further reading:
Early Roads – Southampton, by D. V. Fippard, p14, 16. (HS/ln)
Georgian and Victorian Southampton, by A. J. Brown, p8. (HS/h)
Southampton Occasional Notes 2nd Series, by ‘Townsman’, p25. (HS/h)


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