Hastings

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Rock-A-Nore Road

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Rock-a-Nore Road by Oast House Archive
A short dead end road at the Eastern side of the Old Town, Rock-a-Nore Road sits at the base of East Hill.



To the North side of the road are fish and chips shops, cafés and restaurants. Mid way along is the entrance to the East Hill Lift, Funicular Railway. A new hotel is also under construction.



To the South side is the Jerwood Gallery, fishing net huts, fish mongers, a museum in an old chapel, and at the end of the road is an aquarium.



Leading off the end of the road is a large car park.





TQ8209 : Rock-A-Nore Road in Snow by Oast House Archive


Jerwood Gallery

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Jerwood Gallery by Oast House Archive
Opened on 17th March 2012. The building is permanent home for the Jerwood Art Collection. The gallery is found on Rock-a-Nore Road.



Part of a £9m redevelopment of the Stade. The building is clad in 8,000 black ceramic tiles, helping it blend in with the surrounding black fishing net huts and fish market.



Official website LinkExternal link



Also see the Jerwood site during construction LinkExternal link


TQ8209 : Jerwood Gallery sign by Oast House Archive


Rock-A-Nore Road chapel museum

TQ8209 : Shipwreck & Coastal Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore Road, Hastings by Oast House Archive

Blue Reef Aquarium

TQ8209 : Blue Reef Aquarium by Oast House Archive

Fishing net huts

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Fishing Net Huts by Oast House Archive
The huts were used to store fishing nets and equipment. The weatherboarded structures were around 25 feet high and 8 feet square. Due to the lack of space the huts were restricted to 8 square feet at the base, so they were built tall.



There are around 43 remaining in Hastings, which were Grade II listed in the 1970s. Most are found to the Fishermans Stade along Rock-A-Nore Road There were once many more which were destroyed by storms or demolished in the 1950s for redevelopment.


TQ8209 : Fishing Net Huts, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings by Oast House Archive


Funicular railways

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West Hill Lift by Oast House Archive
Opened in 1891. It was originally powered by water, then oil 1924-1971, and electricity since 1971. The track length is 152m.



The West hill lift is a Victorian funicular cliff railway, which opened in 1891. Unlike the East Hill lift, the majority of the lift goes up through a 363ft (152m) tunnel The track length is 152m at an incline of 1in3. The entrance is just off the Western end of George Street.



It was originally powered by water, then oil 1924-1971, and electricity since 1971.



For more information LinkExternal link


TQ8209 : West Hill Lift Entrance by Oast House Archive


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East Hill Lift by Oast House Archive
Found mid way along Rock-A-Nore Road, the East hill lift is an Edwardian funicular cliff railway which was opened in 1902. It was originally powered by water, then electricity from 1976. The track length is 81m, and at 1:1.128 it is currently the steepest railway in Britain.



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After being shut for 3 years the lift was reopened in March 2010.



Also see West Hill Lift LinkExternal link


TQ8209 : Reopening of East Hill Lift by Oast House Archive


Churches

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Church of All Saints by Oast House Archive
Grade B Listed LinkExternal link stone built church, built circa 1436.


TQ8209 : All Saints Church by Oast House Archive


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Church of St Clements by Oast House Archive
Built in 1380 after the French burning of 1377.



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TQ8209 : St Clement's Church, Hastings by Oast House Archive



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