William Vandeleur Crake (1852-1917)
Was instrumental in setting up Hastings Museum, becoming the secretary of the committee. A trained Barrister, William also served as a JP in the town. One of his residences was known to have been six Highlands Gardens during 1885. In 1901, he had constructed a property, 'Highlands Cottage' on the Highlands estate which among other features had a music gallery immediately above the entrance hall
Described as a keen student of art, and a specialist on the ‘architectural and ecclesiological relations of art’, with interests and influence that spread along the south coast. He was known to have been instrumental in the restoration of the Guildhall in Chichester.
|Offspring of Short name: William Crake|
|Ralph Vandeleur Crake (1883-)
- Hastings & St Leonards Observer 3 Jan 1885
- 1901 – Two Houses, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex – Archiseek – Irish Architecture, accessdate: 9 February 2020
- Hastings Independent Press: Highlands Crakes – Hastings Independent Press, accessdate: 28 January 2020