Old London Road

From Historical Hastings
Old London Road
Other Names
Former name(s)Hastings Hill, London Road


Was originally known as Hastings Hill, or London Road, this being the main means of road transport in and out of the town. Renamed to Old London Road to distinguish it from the London Road in St Leonards. This road was renumbered during 1934.[1]The elm trees at the foot of the hill were originally planted by John Collier (1685-1760). Part of Old London Road in was at one time known as 'the High Street', being the main thoroughfare through the village. The road originally extended around The Ridge to Baldslow, being split in 1934 and renumbered as a result, hence some older images showing what we now know as The Ridge being captioned Old London Road.


This road was renumbered during 1934.

Name Street No From To
Alexandra Terrace (Hastings) 1870 1873
Cooperative 472 1970 1970
Duncan Foster 476 1950 1970
Hastings Lodge 77
Hickman Bros 1900 1906
Sacred Heart College
Sacred Heart Convent
Shurzine Pharmacy 478 1969 1980
Sirdar Buildings