Monthly Archives: January 2015

Appendix A. Old Magistrates Court, 24 Cantelupe Road

Sessions Court and 1889 seal of East Sussex County Council can be seen set in stone above entrance. The building, adjacent to the Old Police Station, was opened in 1903 and later converted into residential use during 2002.

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(41) Little Common village sign on roundabout

Situated on the A259 roundabout at Little Common are two similar metal signs each standing about 2.5 metres high. They show the outline of a horse painted in gold surrounded by the words Little Common painted in white. The signs … Continue reading

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(40) War Memorial, Little Common

The war memorial on the A259 roundabout at Little Common was unveiled on 21st November 1920 by Major-General Sir John R Longley KCMG, CB, GO, Home Counties Territorial Division. Over 1,000 spectators attended the unveiling. The memorial is about 4 metres … Continue reading

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(39) St Martha’s Roman Catholic Church, Little Common

St Martha’s Roman Catholic Church was designed by Marshall Wood and the foundation stone was laid in August 1939 by the Bishop of Pella, assistant to the Bishop of Southwark. Despite the outbreak of the Second World War one month … Continue reading

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(38) St Augustine’s Church, Cooden Drive

Augustine of Canterbury, after whom the church is dedicated, was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in AD 597. He remained the Archbishop until AD 604 and is remembered as the founder of the English Church. … Continue reading

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(37) Harry Long Memorial Clock, Polegrove

The Polegrove was officially opened as a recreation ground in 1923. During the same year the first Cumberland bowling green was laid out and then used for the first time during 1925; the second green was ready for play by … Continue reading

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(36) Chainsaw sculptures, Egerton Park

Three chainsaw sculptures were unveiled in Egerton Park on 11th December 2013. They are located within, and close to, the park’s new sensory garden which was originally opened in May 1951 as a scented garden for the blind. Such a public … Continue reading

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(35) Pebblerush sculpture, Egerton Park

Egerton Park was first laid out in 1888 by John Webb, a London surveyor and builder who was responsible for the construction of much of modern-day Bexhill south of the railway between Sea Road and the Polegrove. The park was … Continue reading

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(34) Bexhill Museum, Egerton Road

The Museum first opened its doors to the public on 22nd May 1914 in the former Egerton Park Shelter Hall. This hall had originally been built in 1903 to provide public toilets and the park’s first indoor entertainments venue. Within a … Continue reading

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(33) Orientation marker, West Parade

This rough-hewn sandstone shaft and slab onto which is set a square-shaped bronze plate can be found on West Parade promenade close to the Clock Tower. The plate has a date of 1911 in the segment created by lines to … Continue reading

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