Summerfields House

From Historical Hastings
Summerfields House
General information
AddressBohemia Road

Bohemia House was constructed by Admiral Collingwood and eventually became the residence of Wastel Brisco. In the twelve weeks from the 6th of May 1830 to the 26th of July 1830[1], it was occupied by the Princess Sophia of Gloucester[2][3]. Part of the boundary wall was known to have been constructed by the local bricklayer John Jinks, who was, for a period, described as Wastel's right-hand man[3]. It was subsequently enlarged to become Summerfields House.[4] The buildings were used as a preparatory school.

The building for a short period in 1971 became the annex to Woodlands School for first-year pupils.

Being demolished in 1972, only the ice house, walled garden (which has been partially restored and restored to usage) ponds, boundary walls and the folly of the Roman baths exist on the site currently.


References & Notes

  1. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol 1 Chapt. V Pg. 34
  2. Osborne's Visitor's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 3rd ed. Pg. 67 Google Books
  3. a b Brett Manuscript Histories Vol 1. Chapt. IV Pg.107
  4. Bohemia & Brisco