St Leonards-on-Sea

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St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) is a town and seaside resort in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England.wikipedia
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Hastings

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St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) is a town and seaside resort in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England. Sheila Kaye-Smith was a prolific author whose novels are set in the Sussex countryside around Hastings and Rye; she was born in St Leonards, the daughter of a local doctor and lived in Dane Road until her marriage in 1924.
Once that move away from the old town had begun, it led to the further expansion along the coast, eventually linking up with the new St Leonards.

St Leonard's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea

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His grave is marked by a pyramid in the churchyard above St Leonard's Church.
St Leonard's Church is an Anglican church in the St Leonards-on-Sea area of Hastings, a town and borough in the English county of East Sussex.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

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By now the railways had arrived: the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway reached West Marina in 1845, although it was not until 1852 that the station later named St Leonards Warrior Square was opened by the South Eastern Railway.
On its eastern side the LB&SCR was bounded by the South Eastern Railway (SER)—later one component of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SE&CR)—which provided an alternative route to Bexhill, St Leonards-on-Sea, and Hastings.

James Burton (property developer)

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James Burton, a successful London property developer who had developed large areas of Bloomsbury and the houses around Regent's Park, purchased land from the Eversfield estate to put into being his concept of a seaside resort.
James also conceived, planned, and developed the town of St Leonards-on-Sea, which is now part of Hastings.

Decimus Burton

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In 1850 his son Decimus (1800–1881) started the second phase of building, by acquiring more land and extending the development westward.
Outside London, Burton planned, and designed architecture of, the seaside towns of St Leonards-on-Sea and Fleetwood, and of the spa town Tunbridge Wells.

Levett

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The land that is now St Leonards was once owned by the Levett family
Those inheriting from the Levetts included the Eversfields, the Gildredges, the Chaloners, the Ashburnhams, the Hulses and other prominent Sussex, Kent and Yorkshire families.

Silverhill, East Sussex

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The town of St Leonards today occupies, firstly, the fairly steeply climbing land immediately adjacent to the west of Hastings, leading up towards Silverhill and Hollington; and secondly, to the west where the land is lower lying.
After founding his new town of St Leonards-on-Sea, James Burton gained permission by an Act of Parliament of 1837 to build a turnpike road northwards from Maze Hill to avoid the congestion in Hastings.

Summerfields, St Leonards-on-Sea

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Summerfields School produced the alumnus Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
Summerfields was a boys' preparatory school in the St Leonards-on-Sea area of Hastings, East Sussex.

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

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Summerfields School produced the alumnus Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
Rainier's early education was conducted in England, at the prestigious public schools of Summerfields in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, and later at Stowe, in Buckinghamshire.

Judges Postcards

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Fred Judge FRPS founded the local picture postcard manufacturer Judges Postcards.
Judges Postcards is a picture postcard manufacturer based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Hastings Rarities

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George Bristow was the taxidermist at the centre of the Hastings Rarities ornithological fraud; his business address was 15 Silchester Road.
The Hastings Rarities were a series of records of rare birds added to the British list on the basis of hundreds of reports, supported by preserved specimens, from George Bristow (1863–1947), a taxidermist and gunsmith of St Leonards-on-Sea, a town on the south coast of England.

Sheila Kaye-Smith

Sheila Kaye-Smith was a prolific author whose novels are set in the Sussex countryside around Hastings and Rye; she was born in St Leonards, the daughter of a local doctor and lived in Dane Road until her marriage in 1924.
The daughter of a physician and his wife, Sheila Kaye-Smith was born in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, in Sussex.

South Eastern Railway (England)

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By now the railways had arrived: the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway reached West Marina in 1845, although it was not until 1852 that the station later named St Leonards Warrior Square was opened by the South Eastern Railway.
During the 1860s the railway was an important factor in the development of holiday destinations such as Margate and Ramsgate in Kent and St Leonards-on-Sea and Hastings in East Sussex.

George Bristow (ornithologist)

George Bristow
George Bristow was the taxidermist at the centre of the Hastings Rarities ornithological fraud; his business address was 15 Silchester Road.
George Bristow (1863 – 14 April 1947) was an English taxidermist and gunsmith of St Leonards-on-Sea in the borough of Hastings, East Sussex, in the southeast of England.

Elizabeth Eiloart

Elizabeth Eiloart (1827–1898), novelist, retired to St Leonards, and King Solomon's Mines author Henry Rider Haggard came to live at North Lodge, Maze Hill, the house built across the road at the entrance to old St Leonards; this remained his home until 1923.
Around 1890, the couple retired to Dane Street in St Leonards-on-Sea where they lived until Carl's death.

St Leonards Warrior Square railway station

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By now the railways had arrived: the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway reached West Marina in 1845, although it was not until 1852 that the station later named St Leonards Warrior Square was opened by the South Eastern Railway.

A roads in Zone 2 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

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The principal roads in St Leonards are the seafront (Grand Parade and Marina) part of the A259 coastal route; and London Road.

Roy Porter

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Historian Prof Roy Porter (1946–2002) retired to St Leonards.
He retired in September 2001, moving to St Leonards-on-Sea, where he wanted to learn to play the saxophone, cultivate his allotment and engage in some travelling.

George Monger

George Monger was awarded a VC during the Siege of Lucknow in 1857, and after leaving the army, he lived in Tower Road, St Leonards where he died in 1887.
A blue plaque is displayed on his former house in Tower Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Luke Irvine-Capel

The Venerable Luke Irvine-Capel, Archdeacon of Chichester was the Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church with St Mary Magdalene and St. Peter and St. Paul from 2013-2014, and thereafter served as Rector (merely a legal transition) from 2014-2019, before his appointment as Archdeacon.
He moved to East Sussex in 2013, where he served as incumbent in St Leonards-on-Sea until 2019 (Priest-in-Charge until 2014, Rector thereafter).

Thomas Duncan Greenlees

Dr Thomas Duncan Greenlees FRSE retired here in 1922 and died here in 1929.
He retired in 1922 to St Leonards-on-Sea on the south coast of England and died there following a short illness on 22 January 1929.

Poly Styrene

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Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex lived in St Leonards-on-Sea.
She lived in St Leonards, East Sussex.

Seaside resort

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St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) is a town and seaside resort in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England.

East Sussex

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St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) is a town and seaside resort in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England.

Assembly rooms

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The original part of the settlement was laid out in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well-off; it also included a central public garden, a hotel, an archery, assembly rooms and a church.