Hastings

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Hastings Old Town, Town centre, and surrounding areas.

The Old Town


TQ8209 : Hastings Old Town by Oast House Archive

High Street

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High Street, Hastings by Oast House Archive
At just less than 0.4 miles long the High Street has over one hundred listed buildings and structures, accounting for most of the Street.



Running diagonally from South-West to North-East. The South-West half starts from the junction of East Parade (A229), the buildings are predominantly shops, with flats above and contains a varied mix of shops such as antique shops, bric-a-brac, art shops and galleries, pubs and cafés, and the 'famous' Judge's Bakery. Half way along the street can be found, a cinema, the old town hall, and old post office. The middle to North-West is predominately housing, and near the end St Mary's of the Sea church. The road then re-joins with The Bourne (also the A229).


TQ8209 : George Street, Hastings at Night by Oast House Archive


Old Town Hall Museum

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Old Town Hall Museum by Oast House Archive
The Old Town Museum was at one time the town hall of Hastings, and is properly known as the Old Town Hall Museum. It was built in 1823 to replace an 18th century building. The Town Hall was moved to its present site in Queens Road in 1881.


TQ8209 : Old Town Hall, 69 High Street, Hastings by Oast House Archive


George Street

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High Street, Hastings by Oast House Archive
At just less than 0.4 miles long the High Street has over one hundred listed buildings and structures, accounting for most of the Street.



Running diagonally from South-West to North-East. The South-West half starts from the junction of East Parade (A229), the buildings are predominantly shops, with flats above and contains a varied mix of shops such as antique shops, bric-a-brac, art shops and galleries, pubs and cafés, and the 'famous' Judge's Bakery. Half way along the street can be found, a cinema, the old town hall, and old post office. The middle to North-West is predominately housing, and near the end St Mary's of the Sea church. The road then re-joins with The Bourne (also the A229).


TQ8209 : Up The Garden Path, 74 High Street, Hastings by Oast House Archive


Marine Parade, East Parade & East Beach Street

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Marine Parade by Oast House Archive
This 0.5km stretch of the A259 continues on from Pelham Place at the junction with George Street and on to the junction with Rock-A-Nore Road where the road name once again changes to The Bourne. This section of road has the greatest density of eating places in the town. Located in a series of listed buildings on the North side of the road are many fish and chip shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés and confectioners.

Located opposite on the South of the road is The Stade Fun Park, an Arcade, and access to Pelham Beach.


TQ8209 : Shops on Marine Parade by Oast House Archive


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East Parade by Oast House Archive
Between Marine Parade and East Beach Street, all one continuous route on the A259 seafront road. The North side of the road is largely populated by eating places, including restaurants pubs and takeaway kiosks, along with a few tourist gift shops. To the south side is the Stade Family Fun Park.


TQ8209 : "The Pelican Rock Shop", East Parade, Hastings, East Sussex by Oast House Archive


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East Beach Street by Oast House Archive
Between East Street and The Bourne, all one continuous route on the A259 seafront road. The North side of the road is largely populated by eating places, including restaurants pubs and takeaway kiosks, along with a few tourist gift shops.


TQ8209 : East Beach Street by Oast House Archive


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