Pelham Arcade, 1-12 and 12A, Pelham Place, Hastings - Hastings

Semi-subterranean arcade of shops, developed as the first part of the Pelham scheme by Joseph Kay in 1823-5. Poor drainage from the carriage drive above the Arcade and structural failures in its formerly glazed lantern have resulted in problems of damp, particularly to the rear. A package of repairs, jointly grant aided by Historic England and Hastings Borough Council, continue.

Pelham Arcade, 1-12 and 12A, Pelham Place, Hastings - Hastings
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: 1-12, 12A AND 12B PELHAM ARCADE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1043389
  • Local Planning Authority: Hastings
  • Site Type: Commercial > Shop


  • Building Name: Pelham Arcade
  • Street Number: 1-12 and 12A
  • Street Name: Pelham Place
  • Locality: Hastings
  • 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: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA