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´╗┐THE FRENCH CHURCH IN SOUTHAMPTON.
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THE FRENCH CHURCH IN SOUTHAMPTON.
By WILLIAM W. PORTAL, M.A. (Oxon), D.L., J.P., F.S.A.,
Vice-Chairman of the Hampshire County Council and Vice-President of the Hartley University College.
"GOD'S HOUSE
OB, THE HOSPITAL AND CHAPEL OP ST. JULIEN, SOUTHAMPTON.
1. Summary of its history.
2. The Walloon and Huguenot Settlement in Southampton.
3. The Art of Papsrmaking as associated with the Refugees
at Southampton.
I.
(HISTORICAL SUMMARY).
Southampton is rich indeed in its historical associations and in the ancient buildings which still exist within its boundaries.
The fine Bargate ; the grand Walls; the Westgate, through which the troops of King Henry V. probably marched to embark for Prance, at the West Quay, on the notable expedition which resulted in Agin-court; the adjoining guard chamber ; the remains of the traditional palaces of King Canute and of King John ; the interesting timbered house of the Tudor period, in St. Michael's Square, which tradition associates with King Henry VII. and which has recently been admirably repaired ; the fine vaulted chambers of Simnel Street and of Western Walls; the ancient Wool House ; these and other relics of past ages tend to draw us closer to those who created them and who did good service in their day for this ancient Borough and for the Country at large.
If we pass inward through the gateway of the fine castellated building, at the South East angle of the wall of Southampton, which is known as God's House Tower, we find ourselves in a narrow thoroughfare termed " Winkle Street," a name not derived, as some may suppose, from the popular crustacean, but from the Flemish word " Winkel " signifying an "angle" or " corner." On the Northern side of the street stands " God's House" or the Hospital of St. Julian. It is scarcely necessary to observe that the term " Hospital" is here used in the sense of " Shelter " or " Hospice."
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