Pembroke Square was a court-like recess to the east of the Bargate. It dates to Georgian times, or possibly earlier, when the town ditches were filled in and built on. It was demolished in the 1930s to make way for the road around Bargate. Until 1832 it was known as Red Lion Square after a medieval public house that stood on the south side. The Pembroke Hotel later occupied the site.

Pembroke Square

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From a watercolour by Alan Edmund O'Dell, c.1920, formerly part of the Lankester collection.

Pembroke Square

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Photograph from the Southampton Annual 1899

Further reading:
Southampton Occasional Notes, by ‘Townsman’, p37-38. (HS/h)
Southampton in the Twenties, by Eric Wyeth Gadd, p15. HS/h)


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