William Vandeleur Crake (1852-1917)

From Historical Hastings

William Crake
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Spouse(s)Emma Taylor (1842-1931)

William Crake was instrumental in setting up Hastings Museum, becoming the secretary of the committee. A trained Barrister, William also served as a JP in the town. One of his residences was known to have been six Highlands Gardens during 1885.[1] In 1901, he had constructed a property, 'Highlands Cottage' on the Highlands estate which among other features had a music gallery immediately above the entrance hall[2]

Described as a keen student of art, and a specialist on the ‘architectural and ecclesiological relations of art’, with interests and influence that spread along the south coast. He was known to have been instrumental in the restoration of the Guildhall in Chichester.[3] He was also chairman and hon. secretary of the Archery Gardens Company Ltd.[4]


Children of: William Crake and Emma Taylor (1842-1931)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ralph Vandeleur Crake (1883-)


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