This was an enclave off the east side of Above Bar Street and north of Pound Tree Road. It was bounded to the west by Sussex Place (which fronted onto Above Bar Street), to the north and east by Sussex Road and to the south by Sussex Terrace. It was built c.1840 by brewer-turned-property-developer John Watkin Drew, and was named in honour of the Duke of Sussex, third son of George III, at a time when the town was trying to attract royal visitors to the spa. Drew, who also owned Bellevue House, lived in one of the properties in Sussex Place. The area was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940.

Sussex Place, Above Bar Street

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Photograph, 1930s.


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