Southwater Road

From Historical Hastings
Southwater Road
Other Names
Former name(s)Banebury Road
JunctionsEllenslea Road
Hatherley Road
Hampden Close

Southwater Road is a wide avenue that originally housed wealthy residents of St Leonards. It was laid out between 1873 and 1897 partly on land that formed part of the Eversfield Estate.

The portion of Southwater Road from the junction with Hatherley Road to Ellenslea Road was originally named Banebury Road, although no buildings yet appear on 1873 mapping. The remainder of the road was not laid out until between this date and 1897, although the cottages opposite Hatherley Road pre-date the 1873 survey.

The large brick building on the corner of Southwater Road and Hatherley Road is a drill hall that was constructed circa 1873[1]

2000 Regeneration

In 2000, a project commenced to re-vamp the street scene, including the reconstruction of front walls and railings of properties in the road[2]


Features in Southwater Road

Name Street No From To

References & Notes

  1. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 12 July 1873 pg. 8
  2. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref HS/FA/00/00303