Observer Printing Works

From Historical Hastings
General information
Address14 Claremont
Postal CodeTN34 1HA
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Admin. Information
Prop. Ref. No.100062571794
Listed Building
H.E. Ref. No.1353250

Located at 14 Claremont, this building was originally constructed to a design by Vernon for Thomas Brassey and was originally intended to form an integral adjunct of the adjacent Brassey Institute[1]. Becoming the offices of the Hastings & St Leonards Observer, it later housed some of the printing presses utilised by the paper until the newspaper relocated to the outskirts of town. Subsequently the building was utilised as a retail shop during the late 1980s, with a fitness centre (Pinks Gym)[2] on the upper floors; a laser mase was added in the early 2000s[3]. The building then became a restaurant around 2005, then in around 2014, an arts venue[4].Grade II Listed (Historic England listing 1353250)

In spite of the multitude of usages in the building's latter life, the facade is largely unchanged from its as-built condition.


References & Notes

  1. Historic England: 14, CLAREMONT, Non Civil Parish - 1353250 | Historic England, accessdate: 28 November 2021
  2. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref HS/FA/09/00208
  3. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref & HS/FA/04/00275&&activeTab=documents HS/FA/03/00424 & HS/FA/04/00275
  4. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref HS/FA/14/00219