Orchard Lane was the main artery of medieval Newtown, the suburb to the east of the walled town, and was originally called Newtown Street. The street has suffered considerable distortion in the 20th century but its traditional line extended south by Orchard Place and north by Upper Palmerston Road and represents a continuous curve, of which the northern sector represents the boundary between Houndwell to the west and Kingsland and Hoglands to the east. The southern stretch may represent another significant field boundary.
Early Roads - Southampton, by D. V. Fippard, p4. (HS/ln)
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p11-12. (HS/h)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 16, p22. (HS/f)
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