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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.

Name: BAR GATE AND GUILDHALL

List entry Number: 1092087

Location

BAR GATE AND GUILDHALL, BARGATE STREET

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: I

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Oct-1981

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 135709

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. BARGATE STREET 523 Bar Gate and Guildhall (formerly listed under High Street) SU 4111 3/13 SU 4211 4/13 14.7.53.

I

2. Dates from circa 1180 with addition and alterations of circa 1290, C18 and restored in 1864-5. It was built as a town gateway with Guildhall at first floor level. Breaches were cut in the adjoining Town Walls in the 1930s. Two storeys built of stone and flint. Ground floor has a central round-headed archway of circa 1180-1200 the arch and responds round-chamfered with small square abaci. Two other arches added in 1764 and 1774. Large drum towers were added on the north side circa 1280-90. These retain arrow slit windows. Embattled north front added circa 1400. South side 2 storey portion added probably in late C13 with 4 windows lighting the upper storey room (restored 1864-5). Between the centre 2 windows is a trefoiled niche containing a statue of George III in Roman costume. This replaced a wooden statue of Queen Anne, now in the Bargate Museum. Bell of 1605 attached on the left hand side. This was the curfew and alarm bell. Sundial of 1705. Five panels containing painted shields of C18 date. The interior of the Guildhall contains late C13 stone fireplaces with cinquefoil arch. This is one of the finest town gateways in England. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SU4255313582

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National Grid Reference: SU 41997 11636

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