Hampshire Genealogical Society

Portsmouth Road Names (Then and Now)

Some of the streets of Portsmouth and Portsea mentioned in the old registers and census returns have had their names changed over the years.

In the following table are a few of them which were originally shown in our Journal the Hampshire Family Historian of November 1985. Vol  XII No. 3 pages 192-193.

Original Source: Changing Names of Portsmouth Roads By E Edwards

Former NameName
(in 1985)

Asylum RoadLocksway Road, Milton
Bathing House SquareBath Square, Old Portsmouth
Butcher RowButcher Street, Portsea
Canal ViewBlackfriars Road, Southsea
Coach and Horses StreetCrown Street, Portsea (off Highbury Street)
Corporation RowGloucester Street, Southsea
Cubb’s AlleyTower Street, Old Portsmouth (off Broad Street)
Deadman’s LaneSt. Mary’s Road, Kingston
Fighting Cock LanePembroke Road, Old Portsmouth
Fleet Street, Southsea(Defunct) was part of Blackfriars Road
Fratton PathArundel St and Upper Arundel Street
Genmell StreetPembroke Road, Old Portsmouth
Golden Lion LaneLombard Street, Old Portsmouth
Green LaneSomers Road, Southsea
Head and Horn RowHavant Street, Portsea
Hogmarket StreetWarblington Street, Old Portsmouth
Jew’s LaneFawcett Road, Southsea ( Southern End)
Lake GateLake Road, Landport
Lazy LaneFawcett Road, Southsea (from Fratton Bridge to Lawrence Road
Lion Gate RoadCommercial Road (part of), Landport
Little Penny LanePembroke Road, Old Portsmouth
Love LaneLawrence Road, Southsea
Marlborough StreetMarlborough Row, Portsea
Milton LaneLocksway Road, Milton
Montague StreetSussex Street, Landport
Old Rope WalkKent Street, Portsea
Peacock LaneBarrack Street, Old Portsmouth
Pembroke StreetPembroke Road, Old Portsmouth
Prospect RowGunwharf Road, Portsmouth
Pud’s HoleSt James’s Street, Portsea
Sandwich Street, PortseaAbsorbed into Dockyard 1847
Stamshaw LaneStamshaw Road, Stamshaw
St John’s Road, LandportArthur Street, Landport
Wish LaneElm Grove, Southsea
Wish Street (earlier Wish Lane)Lake Road, Landport


It will be noted that LOCKSWAY Road, Milton and PEMBROKE Road, Old Portsmouth had more than one change of name over the years.

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