St. Leonards Assembly Rooms

From Historical Hastings

St. Leonards Assembly Rooms
General information
AddressMaze Hill
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Originally constructed as assembly rooms for the new town of St Leonards in 1829. In 1835, it is described by Ross as being 60 feet in length, with a billiard hall on the east side with rooms for playing cards on the other.[1] In 1886 there is record of a contractor named Peter Jenkins, who had constructed many houses in St Leonards who bought what was the Assembly Rooms and installed in the basement a small swimming pool with a set of private baths set into the floor. These Victorian baths did not last long and came to an end in 1904.[2]


References & Notes

  1. A Guide to Hastings & St Leonards (Thomas Ross 1835) pg.39 Google Books
  2. Hastings Survey of Times Past and Present (Anthony Belt F.L.S.) 1937 pg.203 ESCC Library