This house is situated on the east side of the south end of St Mary's Street, just north of the City College. It seems to be shown on maps of 1845 and 1791 and its style suggests 18th century. It is officially listed as an 18th century building. However, nothing is known of its early existence and it may have been built as late as 1866. This uncertainty may be because it is now the only surviving building of what was originally a terrace of similar houses stretching north to Coleman Street.
It does not appear in 19th century street directories, probably because it was an outbuilding of the nearby workhouse. Since the war it has been part of the Technical College, now the City College. It is Grade II listed.

153 St Mary Street

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A modern view of the building.

153 St Mary Street

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Photograph, 1941

Further reading:
Southampton's Historic Buildings, by R J Coles, p40. (HS/k)


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