Church of All Souls, Athelstan Road - Hastings

Former church built 1889. Designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Vacant since February 2008 and now closed for worship. Its richly decorated interiors mean that it was included on the Victorian Society's top ten list of endangered buildings in 2014. A new owner intends to use the building as a studio and for the display of art works with some change to the interior fittings.

Church of All Souls, Athelstan Road - Hastings
© Judith Warren, Hastings Borough Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ALL SOULS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1293681
  • Local Planning Authority: Hastings
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of All Souls
  • Street Name: Athestan Road
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Hastings
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hastings and Rye
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private