Tenders for building the new Turkish baths at
8 West Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea


The Manuscript history of Hastings and St Leonards by Thomas Brandon Brett, known locally as 'Brett's History', is a multi-volume work to be found in the Hastings Local History Library. This excerpt tells us about the fire which destroyed the original Russian steam bath in West Hill, the setting up of the Turkish Bath Company Saint Leonard-on-Sea Limited, the tenders received by the Directors for building their new Turkish bath, and the amount of the winning tender. Brett's quotations are confirmed in Bee-hive (1 Aug 1863) p.5

While the manuscript appears to show that the building was designed by a Mr H Burton of London (the initial appearing the same as other letters 'H' on the page), an advertisement in the St Leonards Chronicle indicates that the builder was a Mr J Burton.

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Excerpt from volume 10, page 117, of Manuscript history of Hastings and St Leonards, by

Thomas Brandon Brett, is reproduced by courtesy of the Hastings Local History Library

(East Sussex Council)

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