Situated between French Street and Bugle Street, north of Rochelle Lane, West Hall was one of the major properties in the medieval town. It was built by Gervaise le Riche, provost of Southampton and founder of God's House, probably in the late 12th century. In 1695 or 1696 West Hall was occupied by King Edward VI Grammar School. In the 1820s most of the medieval buildings were demolished and replaced by new school buildings, although traces of the house and its walls remain in all three streets.


Further reading:

Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p97-99, 169-171, 269-270. (HS/h)
History of Southampton, by Rev. J. S. Davies, p314-323. (HS/h)
Southampton Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 21. (HS/f)


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