Grand Parade

From Historical Hastings
Grand Parade
Other Names
Former name(s)Adelaide Place
Seymour Place
Named AfterFormer Name - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Dowager Queen of William IV)

The road near Adelaide House was originally known as Adelaide Place.[1]; being named for the Dowager Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen - the widow of King William IV and aunt to Queen Victoria who had been advised to stay in St. Leonards on medical grounds.

Minutae, Trifles and Mentions from the News

Auction at Garraway’s Coffee House, Cornhill, London. Messrs. Farebrother, Clark, and Lye to sell by auction, by direction of the assignees under bankruptcy, freehold estates. 9 Grand Parade, let furnished to Mr W. Waghorn. A small house in Shepherd Street let to Mr James Brett. A small house in Gensing Road, facing to Shepherd Street, let to W. Twort.[2]

Tree v Manser. This action was brought by plaintiff, a builder at Hastings, for the recovery of an account for carpenter’s work to several houses at St Leonards, belonging to the defendant, a solicitor at Rye.- Mr Serjeant Channell and Mr Lush were for the plaintiff, and Mr Serjeant Shee and Mr Bramwell for the defendant. [Re bills for ​building​ in Seymour Place, 1 and 8 Grand Parade, 1 and 2 Warrior Square, 16 Undercliff, and 20 East Ascent in 1844-46. Many financial details. Verdict for plaintiff. HMU 3/2/5/4 at The Keep is sales particulars for sale, by order of mortgagees, of 1, 4, 9 and 10 Verulam Place, 1 and 2 Warrior Square, 5 and 6 Seymour Place, and 1 and 8 Grand Parade.[3]

Seymour Place became part of Grand Parade between 1849 and 1865.


Features in Grand Parade

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References & Notes

  1. Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 23 April 1927
  2. British Newspaper Archive Sussex Advertiser 4 July 1848 Pg. 0004
  3. Brighton Gazette 23 March 1848