Wellington Square

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Wellington Square
Junctions
JunctionsAlbert Road
Castle Hill Road
Landmarks
Places of WorshipWellington Square Baptist Church


Footnotes (including sources)[edit]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Wellington Square was formerly known as Wellington Place and was once the site of Lime Kilns operated by the Breeds Family and the Priory Field was approximately in the current location of the central green[1][2]. The land was purchased from Edward Milward by the banking firm Breeds, Farncomb, Breeds and Wenham about 1815. Finding there was good 'brick earth' there[3], they commenced building operations in around 1820.[4]

Gardens[edit | edit source]

From the outset, Wellington Square has had a central garden area. Originally, this was for residents only.[4]

Bus Terminus[edit | edit source]

Starting at some point in the 1930s, Wellington Square served as the bus terminus for the town.



Footnotes (including sources)[edit]

  1. Hastings of Bygone Days and the Present (Henry Cousins - 1911) pg.119 ISBN: 9789332862449 ESCC Library Google Books
  2. Hastings of Bygone Days and the Present (Henry Cousins - 1911) pg.20 ISBN: 9789332862449 ESCC Library Google Books
  3. Historic Hastings J.M. Baines
  4. 4.0 4.1 a guide by 1066online.com: History of Hastings in East Sussex, UK - a guide by 1066online.com, accessdate: 4 November 2019