Possibly the most popular corner location in the Hastings Old Town, this Grade II Listed commercial premises is believed to go back as far as 1511, very few can rival the impressive history of this property. The building is split over four floors with a generous amount of character and charm throughout, a spacious shop on the ground floor is the main feature receiving huge footfall due to its busy corner location.
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The Location: Hastings Old Town, Corner of The High Street & Courthouse Street
The building, currently ‘Stone Corner’ occupies the site of 42a & b High Street and No.1 Courthouse Street, an exceptional location in the Hastings Old Town. Until 1800, Hastings was confined to the Bourne Valley between the large unspoilt open areas of the East and West Hills. The High Street was one of the two original streets that were divided by the Bourne stream, the High Street and All Saints Street were the most popular areas with George Street being known as ‘the suburbs’.
Nowadays Hastings Old Town is buzzing with creativity and is a hot spot for artists with The Hastings contemporary gallery conveniently located on the Stade which host many outdoor events. Oozing with unique shops, bars and cafes along with restaurants aplenty, the Old Town regularly has festivals and music events all year round. Within a 10-minute walk along the level promenade is Hastings town centre and main line station with direct links to London, Brighton and Ashford.
The Property: Historic substantial Commercial Premises, Dating back to 1511
The earliest deeds are believed to date back to 1511 and work carried out on the property in 2002 revealed some extraordinary features from the 15th century. For the past 50 years the Binns family has run ‘Stone Corner’ selling stone jewellery, minerals and crystals. Prior to this the building was occupied by Howard Lucy who ran a violin making and repair shop. ‘Historic Hastings’ quotes the following passage;
“One inn name that unfortunately is no longer with us today is the ‘Three Partridges’ which stood next to the Market House, now 42 High Street in 1656’. More research on this promises to be intriguing and rewarding.
It is noticeable that the property has many features of different ages, most specifically the Courthouse Street front elevation roof timbers which date back to Tudor age. The kitchen window has the original glass from the 1600’s, maintained by a local glass specialist. There is a panel of wallpaper from the 19th century which has been kept and submitted to the Courtauld Institute.
Access to the shop on the corner of Courthouse Street/High Street with separate side access on the High Street.
The accommodation is arranged with approximate room sizes as follows:
Side entrance into;
ENTRANCE HALLWAY: Built-in storage with sliding doors, nice wooden tongue & groove panelling to the left hand side, staircase leading up to First Floor plus an opening leading into;
SHOP: 33`05 x 10`10 (10.19m x 3.33m) Beautifully well located corner plot with window displays, access on the corner of High Street and Courthouse Street, air conditioned, various shelving, currently carpeted, long bright room with numerous windows, service desk, ceiling lights above, numerous lights, exposed beams throughout, shelving, radiator, access door down to cellar.
BACK OFFICE: 10`11 x 10`04 (3.35m x 3.17m) Large framed window to the side aspect, carpeted.
Down step to;
KITCHENETTE/W.C.: Fitted kitchen with w/c.
Down staircase to;
CELLAR: 16`06 x 15`02 (5.05m x 4.63m) Concreted floor, great area for storage, plenty of head height, ceiling lights, power points, shelving, a dry area with no signs of any water ingress or any damp issues.
Staircase with hand bannister and carpet runner leading up to:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Beautiful stripped original wooden floorboards, double length radiator, glazed metal framed sliding window to the rear of the property offering a pleasant rooftop view up to the East Hill Country Park.
BATHROOM SUITE: Comprising panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, W.C., radiator, casement window to side aspect, storage cupboards with shelving, ceiling light operated by pulley cord.
Steps down to;
KITCHEN AREA: 12`06 x 9`09 (3.82m x 2.98m) Fitted kitchen with base units, beautiful original exposed wood work, Worcester combination boiler, built-in storage cupboards, ceiling lights, an original window from the 1600s is included in the elevation overlooking Courthouse Street, high ceilings, archway leading into;
ROOM: 11`09 x 8`04 (3.58m x 2.54m) Storage cupboards, further beautiful wood work and beams, radiator.
RECEPTION ROOM: 18`03 x 12`02 (5.57m x 3.71m) Two separate single glazed sash windows overlooking the High Street, in keeping with the period of the property, exposed beams, carpeted, radiators, chimney breast giving the option of an open fire, if required, large room that could be used as an office or second area.
Staircase leading up to;
SECOND FLOOR LANDING: Sliding doors giving access to eaves storage, ceiling light.
BEDROOM ONE: 14`11 x 12`07 (4.55m x 3.86m) Exceptional original floorboards of various sizes, exposed beams, beautiful picture sash window offering a nice view down the High Street, built-in wardrobes.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Walk-in shower with mains operated shower head, W.C., pedestal hand basin, tiled throughout, radiator.
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT WITH JOHN BRAY & SONS, HASTINGS, 01424 421544
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High Street & Courthouse Street, Hastings Old Town, TN34 3EN
High Street & Courthouse Street, Hastings Old Town, TN34 3EN