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© Mr Stuart Goodall

IoE Number: 135747
Location: THE MARITIME MUSEUM, BUGLE STREET (east side)
  SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Stuart Goodall
Date Photographed: 28 June 2000
Date listed: 14 July 1953
Date of last amendment: 08 October 1981
Grade I

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1. BUGLE STREET 5239 (east side) The Wool House (also known as The Maritime Museum) (formerly listed as Old Wool Store) SU 4111 3/55 14.7.53 I 2. C14 with C18 alterations. This was built, after the French raid of 1338, by Cistercian Monks as a storehouse for wool to be exported to Europe. It is the only surviving freestanding mediaeval warehouse in Southampton. Two storeys built of stone rubble with angle quoins. Old tiled roof. The west side has 3 massive buttresses, semi-circular in plan, probably added in the C16 and C17. In the C18 the building was used to house French prisoners of war during the Seven Years War and Napolionic Wars. At this time the quay front was rebuilt with segmental-headed windows and central door. The interior contains a fine C14 arched collar braced roof of Spanish chestnut. Aumbry set in the northern bay of the west wall at first floor level. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

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