This inn was situated on the west side of St Mary’s Road to the north of Bellevue Street. It probably dates back to the early 19th century. There is mention of an Antelope Inn in the Court Leet Records of 1571 (1571.47), but the location of this inn is not known. The hotel was associated with the Antelope Cricket Ground on the opposite side of St Mary’s Road, and it was at the hotel that the Hampshire County Cricket Club was founded in 1863. The hotel closed in 1931 and the premises were subsequently occupied by various retail outlets until the building was demolished in the 1960s when Charlotte Place was redeveloped.

66 St Mary’s Road: Formerly the Antelope Hotel

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This building situated on the west side of St Mary’s Road was
formerly the Antelope Hotel. It is photographed here in 1961 when it had been converted to a number of retail outlets. The buildings were demolished in the late 1960s.

see also

Further reading:
Roadshow: Newtown and Nicholstown, by Jean Cook, VI p1-3) (HS/h)
‘Cricket and Southampton’, by J. E.Dengate in Southampton Local History Forum Journal, no3, p4-8) (HS/h)


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