Martin’s Hall was a 13th-century residence, probably a capital tenement, situated close to ‘Westhupe’ i.e. the immediate vicinity of the (later) West Gate. A certain property is described as lying immediately to the south of Dame Claramunda's house (i.e. Rounceval) and being 44 feet from north to south and 50 feet from west to east, its western abutment being the "new wall of Martineshalle." This makes practically certain the identification of Martin's Hall with the site of the West Gate.

Further reading:

Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p37, 43, 62, 237. (HS/h)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 16, p3. (HS/f)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 17, p10. (HS/f)


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