HISTORY OF THE HOUSE

antrobus house, amesbury

A memorial to Lieutenant Edmund Antrobus who died on 24 October 1914, age 27, during the first battle of Ypres.

Antrobus House was opened by Lieutenant Colonel H E Verey in 1925. His opening address on the 23rd January 1925 stated : 

"It can be a place where you can find rest and amusement after hard work, a place for lectures, festive gatherings and dances. Those who visit can widen their views and broaden their education. So when you are happy sitting in the house or playing games in the garden, think gratefully sometimes of Edmund Antrobus, whose memorial it is and of his father and mother, its founder and benefactress".

It is a true testament to Lady Florence Antrobus to have had the foresight to provide Amesbury with an outstanding building, which is still used as it was originally intended 90 years later!

The House provides a wonderful historical setting for weddings, family celebrations and business events.  Its central location and ample parking makes it ideal for the many people who use and meet at the house.