Pound Tree Lane
The predecessor of Pound Tree Road. The lane was originally much narrower, opening from Above Bar Street to the Houndwell common field.

Pound Tree Road
This modern road, previously known as Pound Tree Lane, represents a medieval opening from Houndwell to Above Bar Street and the pound itself, shaded for the protection of the animals by an elm (image 1), which was cut down in 1843.

1. Pound Tree, Above Bar Street

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An early 19th century view of Above Bar Street showing the pound tree.

2. Pound Tree Road

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A W. M. Cooper watercolour, c.1895


Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p38, 92. (HS/h)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 16, p22. (HS/f)


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