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St. Leonards Wesleyan Church

From Historical Hastings

This church was the oldest non-conformist church in St Leonards, the original building suffering a disastrous fire on the 14th of April 1900 which resulted in almost the entire building being gutted; the only portion surviving being the steeple which remained at a precarious angle. Originally constructed around 1834[1], the church was extended in 1863, the re-opening celebrations being spread over three days - the 18th, 20th and 21st. of September 1863[2].


References & Notes

  1. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 21 April 1900 Pg. 0005
  2. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 10 Chap. 69 Pg. 79