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The Medieval Merchant's House is a restored late-13th-century building in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Built in about 1290 by John Fortin, a prosperous merchant, the house survived many centuries of domestic and commercial use largely intact. German bomb damage in 1940 revealed the medieval interior of the house, and in the 1980s it was restored to resemble its initial appearance and placed in the care of English Heritage, to be run as a tourist attraction. The house is built to a medieval right-angle, narrow plan design, with an undercroft to store wine at a constant temperature, and a first-storey bedchamber that projects out into the street to add additional space. The building is architecturally significant because, as historian Glyn Coppack highlights, it is "the only building of its type to survive substantially as first built"; it is a Grade I listed building and scheduled monument.
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This is a fourteenth century Marchant's house. Very nice to see and enjoy.
Great morning out with two young kids.
Love it great place for history
A quick visit. Beautiful little place. Bit of a shame there is no information panels anyway but the lady on reception was very happy to answer any questions.
It was very good
A little pricey for what it is, and I'm not really sure what it is. Pretty from the outside, mostly.
Interesting to look but pity so much litter around
Do not expect to see much here, but its fair to say that its well worth a visit. Nice little house in the middle of an estate!
Small English Heritage Property , presented as it may have looked in it's heyday , with it's dirt floor and reproduction furniture . You are free to explore the few rooms on your own and open and inspect the reproduction furniture. Not a great deal to see and it wont take hours up of you time but this is more quality over quantity. The property has no carpark to it , but there is limited parking on the surrounding roads which is pay and display .... oh and pop round the corner the The Duke Of Wellington Pub whilst you are there , old World charm & friendly atmosphere