Marina was originally designed by Burton to be a mirrored terrace of colonnaded houses either side of the Royal Victoria Hotel. Construction started circa 1828 with the Hotel being started first, then the two terraces, of nine houses each, being completed by the end of the following year The houses further from the hotel were completed over the next two years or so as follows;
- 1829 - Numbers 36 to 56
- 1829/30 - Numbers 15-33 (of which five houses between nos 27 and 33 fell down soon after construction and required re-building)
There was a colonnade of shops opposite the terrace called South Colonnade
A portion of the terrace to the east of the Hotel was subsequently demolished during the 1930s for the construction of Marine Court.
A cliff fall in the vicinity of Marina revealed some Bronze Age palstaves
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