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Hastings

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Thomas Carlyle Author and historian lived here 1864

117 Marina, St. Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Crown House 1828 The first house built by James Burton for his New Town of St Leonards Princess Victoria stayed here 1834 - 5

57 Marina, St Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Built by James Burton 1828

Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Tradition says that William the Conqueror landed at Bulverhythe and dined on this stone

Opposite Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Adelaide House Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, stayed here during the winter of 1835-6 c. 1830

Adelaide House, 23 Grand Parade, St Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Sheila Kaye-Smith Sussex writer and novelist was born and lived here 1887-1924

9 Dane Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard author lived here 1918-1923 North Lodge

North Lodge, Maze Hill, Hastings, United Kingdom
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George Monger 1840-1887 lived in this house He was awarded the Victoria cross, at the siege of Lucknow aged 17

25 Tower Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Robert Noonan 1870-1911 Author as Robert Tressell of "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" The first working-class novel written in this house 1906 - 1910

241 London Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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In 1791 the first Bank was established here the Hastings Old Bank

90 High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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In this house was born Sophia Jex Blake M.D. 1840-1912 Pioneer woman doctor

18 Croft Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Edward's Rest for Freemasons The gift of A Lewis to the Derwent lodge No. 40 in memory of his father. 1871.

23 Croft Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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These Nine Houses were erected by Hastings County Borough Council and named Philip Cole Close to perpetuate the memory of the first Chairman of the Old Hastings Preservation Society in appreciation of the encouragement he gave to all who strove to conserve the character of The Old Town of Hastings during this Century. This group of buildings was opened in April 1965 by Lord Holford of Kemp Town in the presence of The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Hastings Councillor D.W. Wilsin M.B.E., J.P. and members of the Council This Plaque was placed here by members of the Old Hastings Preservation Society 26th October 1966

Philip Cole Close, High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Old Town Hall Museum Built in 1823, The Town Hall until 1881, A Museum since 1949. Re-opened by Cllr. Godfrey Daniel Mayor of Hastings October 14th 1999.

Local History Museum, High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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This is believed to be the oldest building in Hastings and possibly the original court hall constructed c. 1450

31 The Bourne, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings Wall At the rear of these dwellings may be seen parts of the town wall which extended across this valley. Erected probably in the 14th century

Winding Street, The Bourne, Hastings, United Kingdom
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To the East of this spot was the great Seagate erected about 1385

High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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This building was the Headquarters of Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley later Duke of Wellington in 1806

54 High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Samuel Prout Topographical Water - Colourist (1783-1852) resided here 1837 - 1844

57 George Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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George Wooll published prints and guidebooks here at "Wooll's Repository of Arts" 1823-1836

5 High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Here lived Edward Capell censor of plays, & Shakespearean commentator, and David Garrick was his frequent visitor here. This commemorative tablet was unveiled on June 1:1914 by Stephen Phillips, Esq:

All Saints Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Waste Not Want Not

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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On this site stood Scrivens Buildings an early concrete tenement for fishing families. The Scrivens family were eminent in Hastings from 1779 to 1871 as bankers, Freemen, Jurats and Mayors.

Crown Lane, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Here lived and worked for thirty years Dr Elizabeth Blackwell Born at Bristol 1821, died at Hastings 1910. The first woman to graduate in medicine in the United States, at Geneva (Syracuse University) New York 1849. The first woman to be placed on the British medical register 1859. "One who never turn her back but marched breast forward never doubted clouds would break. Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake."

Rock House, Exmouth Place, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Clare Sheridan (1885-1970) Sculptor, Writer, Journalist lived in Belmont house in the 1950s

Belmont Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Katie McMullen later famous as writer Dame Catherine Cookson resident of Hastings 1930-76 lived here 1931-33

West Hill House, Exmouth Place, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Celebrated movie stars: Mr & Mrs Michael Mouse once spent their summer holidays here

Hastings, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Robert Tressell socialist reformer & writer lived here c.1901

Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Between 1944-1946 'Baird Court' was the last residing address of John Logie Baird 1888-1946 inventor of the world's first working television system

Baird Court, Station Road, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Muriel Matters-Porter 1877-1969 Adelaide born activist First woman to 'speak' in the House of Commons Lived in this house 1949-1969

7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) & Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829-1862) Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets stayed here in 1854.

High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) writer and scholar was a frequent visitor to this house, the home of his aunts the Misses Lutwidge

2 Wellington Square, Hastings, United Kingdom
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In the summer of 1831 Michael Faraday 1791-1867 stayed at 3 Prior's Cottages on this site. Later that year he announced his discovery of electromagnetic induction to the Royal Society London

Pelham Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Old Town Hall Museum Built in 1823. The Town Hall until 1881. A Museum since 1949. Re-opened by Cllr. Godfrey Daniel Mayor of Hastings October 14th 1999.

Museum, High Street, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Alan Turing 1912-1954 founder of computer science and cryptographer, whose work was key to breaking the wartime Enigma codes, spent his childhood here.

Baston Lodge, 1 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38 0LA, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Lucien Pissarro 1863-1944 Artist Lived here 1918

High Wickham, Hastings, United Kingdom
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George Devey 1820 - 1886 Architect and pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement Lived in this house 1870 - 1886

Pelham Crescent, Hastings, United Kingdom
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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon 1827 - 1891 Educational pioneer, campaigner for women's rights and artist Lived here 1836 - 1853

Pelham Crescent, Hastings, United Kingdom

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