Birth of the seafront
Construction of Eversfield Place started with a number of groups of terraces and individual buildings in 1851, all the buildings sharing a common front-line. The various terraces/buildings and corresponding street numbers are below;
|Original Name||Date constructed||Current day numbering|
|1 & 2 Cliff Cottages||Pre 1834||5 - 6|
|Eversfield House & Eversfield Place||1851||12-20|
During the construction of numbers 42 to 46, there was a major fire at the building sites caused by a fire that was thought to have been put out being re-kindled. This resulted in the near-total collapse of the properties under construction and an insurance payout in excess of £1,000 for re-building
St Margaret's Church
St Margaret's Church is believed to have originally stood at the top of the cliffs behind Eversfield Place. Whilst work was being carried out at the rear of number 50 to remove some rock-falls, Alderman [[Robert Deudney]] recalled that ruins of the church was said to have been found.