|Former name(s)||Ore Lane|
|Named After||Sir Howard Elphinstone (1773-1846)|
|Junctions||Baldslow Road,Mount Pleasant Road,Hughenden Road,Laton Road,Beaconsfield Road|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Prior to 1869, the road was not much more than a track above what is now the junction with Mount Pleasant Road when proposals were made to improve the route. This resulted in a number of court cases arising due to land-owners, in particular Charles Hay Frewen whose land abutted the most dangerous area of the lane - that abutting the Ponbay Bridge - the case reaching the House of Lords after a series of appeals by him, who held the adjoining lands refusing to sell portions of their land.
- Hastings & St Leonards Observer 12 March 1867 pg. 3
- Hastings & St Leonards Observer 26 March 1869