Marine Terrace

The row of four terraced houses was purpose built in about 1840 on what was then the southern edge of town in order to satisfy the demand for accommodation that the New Inn, now The Wellington, could not satisfy. Seaford developers had long aspired to create an element of grandeur as found in neighbouring Brighton, hence the creation of the delightful verandas which survive to this day.

Its most famous resident was the very famous Victorian author and poet George Meredith who succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors. Modern Love and The Lark Ascending were two of his most famous poems, but he was considered to be a major author in his day. About twenty of his books were published.

Walk by the front of the Terrace, cross the end of High Street and you’ll be outside (or maybe inside!) the Wellington Hotel.

Marine Terrace today