Southampton Medieval Merchants House


Type:Historic House / Palace

58 French St, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0AT

Tel: +44 023 8022 1503

Southampton Medieval Merchants House


John Fortin, a merchant who traded with Bordeaux, started building this house c.1290. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton.

It has now been restored to its mid 14th century appearence by the removal of later additions. The house stands near the medieval town wall, built to defend Southampton against seabourne attacks. Netley Abbey, Calshot Castle and Hurst Castle are all within reasonable travelling distance.

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  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Induction Loop System

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays

Parking & Transport

  • On street parking only
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No smoking

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

1/2 mile south of city centre off Castle Way (between High Street and Bugle Street)

Public Transport Directions

Train: Southampton Central Rail station (3/4 mile) Tel: 0845 748 4950Bus: First 17/17A from Southampton Central Rail stationTel: 0870 608 2608 for details

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