The Hound Well was a well situated within the town's eastern common field, to which it gave its name - Houndwell. The well was situated a little to the north-east of the junction of modern Pound Tree Road and Sussex Road. A building was erected over the well which for many centuries was the town's washing place. The name occurs many times in the topography of the town:
An early 19th century name for what is now Cook Street, running from Houndwell Place to ‘Bag Row’, i.e. East Street.
This formerly stood at the intersection of Above Bar Street and Canshut Lane, probably on one of the corners. It seems possible that in very early times Canshut Lane was continued on the line of Pound Tree Road.
A 19th century passage, with a covered entrance running north off the north side of East Street to join St. George's Street, thus approximating to the line of Queens Buildings.
One of the medieval town's common fields lying between Sussex Road and Vincents Walk on the west and Palmerston Road and Queensway on the east. The southern boundary was the town ditches - approximately where Hanover Buildings now runs - while north the boundary passed through the modern-day North Front. It is now one of the Central Parks.
A 19th century street running from East Street to Park View.
The town's washing house erected over Hound Well.
Incorrectly identified on some Ordnance Survey maps, it runs from St. Mary's Place to
Cook Street and St. George's Place, i.e. east of the south stretch of Hoglands.
The medieval name for that part of Above Bar Street that passed alongside Houndwell
Field, near modern-day Pound Tree Road.
Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, passim. (HS/h)
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p92. (HS/h)
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