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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1092055



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of SouthamptonUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 135835

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1. HIGH STREET 5239 (east side) No 55 (Red Lion Inn) including Mediaeval Vault SU 4211 4/138 14.7.53


2. Late C15 and early C16. Facade is 3 storeys C20 sham timber-framing but behind is a well preserved late mediaeval timber-framed hall-house. The west part, of 2 storeys and gabled attic, probably represents the original solar. Behind is the very high hall of 3 bays long which rises the whole height of the building to the tiebeam roof with windbraces which was probably altered in the C17. A screened passageway with balustraded gallery above at first floor level runs along the north side of 2 bays. The 3 posts supporting the gallery and the greater part of the boarded partition are original. The balustrade of flat-shaped balusters are probably C16. The east bay is filled with a wide screened gallery at first floor level. Two stone fireplaces, probably early C16 are built into the hall against the south wall of the east bay and in the ground floor eastern chamber, with moulded 4-centred arch and rounded tracery patterns in square panels in the front of the overmantel. Below the hall is a mediaeval valut, probably remaining from an earlier house on the site, reputed to be the 'Court room' where the intending assassins of Henry V, Lord Scrops of Masham, Sir Thomas Grey and the flatly of Cambridge were tried when Henry V was in Southampton in 1415, preparing for Horfleur and Agincourt (See also St Julian's Church, Winkle Street).

Listing NGR: SU4204511222

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National Grid Reference: SU 42045 11222


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