Monthly Archives: May 2024

Threat to an exceptional disused church: St Anne’s, Hollington

St Anne’s church in Chambers Road, Hollington, is in Pevsner, the architectural guide. It is also under serious threat of demolition. In 2022, planning application HS/FA/22/00028 was submitted, to redevelop the site with market housing. Hastings Borough Council Planning Committee rejected it 9-1, for being not good enough. Other applications followed, the latest being HS/FA/24/00239, still to be […]

The Chapman dairymen of 22-23 North Street

This is a brief followup to the talk I gave last Sunday at the Royal Victoria Hotel, which was largely based on the research of Christopher Maxwell-Stewart. The catalogue of The Keep, which has East Sussex’s archives, contains AMS6247/1. This reference has a very detailed catalogue description of the mortgages related to 22-23 North Street. […]