Mousehole
The name given in the 15th century to the vacant plot at the east end of the south side of Simnel Street at the junction with French Street. Apparently the name was later applied to the narrow entrance to Simnel Street.

Mousehole Lane
1) A part of Midanbury Hill from West End Road to the end of Cobden Avenue in Bitterne. The name is still current.
2) A former name for Oakley Road in Millbrook. The significance of the name is not apparent. It appears on a map of 1778 as Shirley Lane.

Mousehole Mill
Mousehole Mill was a water-powered corn mill driven by the mill race cut beside Tanner’s Brook. It is shown on the first Ordnance Survey map of 1806. By 1843 the mill had become a foundry, run for twenty years by Benjamin Peach Napier. The foundry ceased in late Victorian times.


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