An entry in the Book of Remembrance of Southampton for the year 1486 records the existence of a hand ball court in Southampton. In September of that year Adrian Baker, a local brewer, reached an agreement with the town council to lease a vacant piece of land on the west side of Bugle Street for the playing of hand ball ("Cum una vacua placea ad Indendum ad pilom manualem"). It can be identified by collation with the Terrier of 1454 as being at the back of modern day 45 and 47 Bugle Street.
The Book of Remembrance of Southampton, volume 3, by Harry W Gidden (ed), p42-45. (HS/l)
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