West Hill Road

From Historical Hastings
West Hill Road
Other Names
Former name(s)West Cliff Road West Hill

Was originally known 'West Cliff Road', St Leonards, then simply 'West Hill' the road was officially renamed in 1958[1]

Sussex Steps

These public steps, connecting Caves Road at the corner with Sussex Road to West Hill Road were closed circa 2002 due to instability of the cliff face behind[2], however even as early as 1883, the steps were known to be dangerous, a correspondent to the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer writing in to complain about the state of the footway/steps in September of that year[3].

Features in this road

Features in West Hill Road

Name Street No From To


References & Notes

  1. Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 22 November 1958 p7
  2. Hastings Forum: Sussex Steps - Hastings Forum, accessdate: 14 July 2021
  3. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 1 September 1883 Pg. 0007