Marina

From Historical Hastings
Marina
Construction
Construction start1828
Completion1830
Adopted1828

Marina was originally designed by Burton to be a mirrored terrace of collonaded 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[1] The houses further from the hotel were completed over the next two years or so as follows;

  • 1829 - Numbers 36 to 56[1]
  • 1829/30 - Numbers 15-33 (of which five houses between nos 27 and 33 fell down soon after construction and required re-building)[1]

During 1831, numbers 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33, together with the Conqueror Hotel were put up for sale at auction as investment properties[2]

A colonnade of shops with limited accommodation above was constructed on the seaward side of the parade; South Colonnade.

Further development to the west took place as follows[3]:-

  • 1849 - Numbers 72 to 78
  • 1853 - Numbers 79 to 82 & 128, 129
  • 1855 - Numbers 130 to 133
  • 1857 - Numbers 89 to 91


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[4]

The steps behind Marine Court leading up to East Ascent used to be in a circular form and were replaced with regular steps similar to those today circa 1844. There is reference to a number of accidents in Brett regarding individuals and animals falling down either these steps or the adjacent cliff faces[5]

Images[edit]

Name Street No From To
Azur 2004
Crown House 57 1829
Harold Hotel (St. Leonards) 21 1830
Marina Baths 1829 1945
Marine Court 1936
Prussia House 93
South Colonnade 1-9 1828 1929
Strathcona Hotel 105 1969 2003
Sun Lounge 1937 2004
Sussex Tap 1830 1860
Westgarth Hotel 27 1880
Westgarth Hotel 145 1935

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