This was a tower on the west wall near Biddle’s Gate and named after Pilgrim’s Pit (see above) It was one of three towers on the West Wall demolished in the late 18th century at the behest of John Martin, owner of the Long Rooms on West Quay, Martin had in 1775 obtained permission from the council to take down three towers opposite his premises, presumably to improve access.


Further reading:
History of Southampton, by Rev. J. S. Davies, p86-87. (HS/h)


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