The Victoria Hotel c1897. designed by
Lancashire architect John Dent Harker. It was probably named in honour of Queen
Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1897) as it was constructed about this date.
This picture is from Lytham St.Anne's - A Pictorial History by Robert
The Victoria Hotel viewed from the tower of the Parish
Church c1904. The hotel was built on Common Side Lane which shortly
afterwards was renamed Church Road. This picture is from Images of England - Lytham St Annes by Robert
Until the 1870s the area had been part of the West End of
Lytham Manor. It was an isolated farming community with a handful of farms and
cottages along Common Side Lane. Inland were ditches and fields; seawards was
Lytham Common and sand dunes.
From 1875 the new town of St.Annes was developed and
a great deal of working-class housing was erected along Clifton St (Curzon Rd),
Church Road and Nelson St (Holmfield Rd).
Church Road, St.Annes c1905. A view
taken from the side of the Parish Church, looking towards the Victoria
Hotel and Wesleyan Church.
Hotel Horse-Drawn Charabanc c1908. For the price of one shilling
(5p) visitors were taken on a circular tour of St.Annes, Fairhaven Lake
The Victoria Hotel
viewed from St.Alban's Road c1908. This picture is from Images of England - Lytham St Annes by Robert Haley. At
this time Hugh Ashton was the landlord. Other landlords include James Brougham
(1920s) and Walter Lines (1930s).
To the rear of the hotel were stables and in the 1930s Tyler's
Riding School was based there. It was later known as the Victoria Riding
School which continued until the 1980s.
Lytham St Annes Civic Society Photos
In 2010 McCarthy and Stone submitted plans to build a
four-storey apartment block on the site of The Victoria Hotel. There would be 40
one and two-bedroom apartments, gardens and car parking.
Objectors formed a protest group to campaign against the
demolition of the pub and handed a 700-signature petition in to Fylde Council.
Don't Demolish Landmark
The Victorian Society
11 November 2011
Public outcry saves pub
Blackpool Gazette Article
16 December 2011
An appeal is due to take place at the United Reformed
Church, St George’s Road, St Annes, on April 24.
‘Groundbreaking’ appeal for the
Lytham St.Annes Express Article
28 February 2012